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Hi Michael, my name is Jason.
All Mercurys are cataloged by serial number, can I get that number.
Do you have a hand held volt meter, and do you know how to take voltage measurements?
Are you near the boat now?
The serial number you gave me is for the sterndrive, I need the one on the actual engine itself.
Okay got it. On the top of the engine is a circuit breaker. On the back of the breaker there are 2 studs. Let me know if you have power on 1 stud, both studs, or neither stud.
No reading on either stud?
What is the voltage reading at the battery itself?
Can you take a picture of your starter solenoid so I can see how things are wired on it.
Also, can you do this relatively quickly, i'm about to log off for the day in 10 to 15 minutes. If not, no biggie, we can continue tomorrow.