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1992 Stingray 556zp fully charged battery clean terminals

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1992 Stingray 556zp fully charged battery clean terminals tilt works but nothing when key is turned
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

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?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
0D772454. I have a voltmeter but do not know what to check.
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

Are you near the boat now?

Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

The serial number you gave me is for the sterndrive, I need the one on the actual engine itself.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

The serial number you gave me is for the sterndrive, I need the one on the actual engine itself.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Engine serial # *****
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

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.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I reset the breaker and the radio came on which did not have power before. I put the voltmeter leads in the breaker and got no reading.
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

No reading on either stud?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

What is the voltage reading at the battery itself?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
13.1
Expert:  Jason replied 6 months ago.

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.

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