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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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Will not start. Tuns over barely like weak battery. New

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Will not start. Tuns over barely like weak battery. New battery with 1000 cold crank amps. Cleaned and tightened cables on battery and block
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.
Customer: Cleaned terminals at both ends of cables. Tightened securely. Still acts like a weak battery but battery is only 2 hours old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of. Last time I used it a month ago it was slow to start at first but after starting once no more problems
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

What are you working on?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Charlie. 90 hp Mercury 2 stroke engine
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

Hi Charlie,

Do you have a hand held volt meter, and can you take voltage measurments?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No but everything on boat is working, trim etc
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

Without a meter there isn't anything we can test together. Did you have any questions that you wanted me to answer? Did you want me to explain how we would troubleshoot this in the shop, that way if you get a friend who has a meter they can help you out?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I cleaned the terminals on battery as well as block and starter relay
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

How is it I can be of help to you Charlie?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok. No. Guess not an easy Sunday soluti
Expert:  Jason replied 2 months ago.

You could have a bad starter, but without a meter there is no way for us to test that.

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