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My mercury 850 thunderbolt has no spark what can the problem

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my mercury 850 thunderbolt has no spark what can the problem be
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Is this the 4 or the 6 cylinder? The serial number would assist me is getting you the correct information.

Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

I see that you have requested a phone call. I can do that, but I need a bit of info on the engine first.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
looking up numbers for you
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
was going to have you call but says your unable to talk direct , but we will do it this way.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
4 cylinder (###) ###-####
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Do you have a multimeter to do some testing? If so I can call.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
sorry but no
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Going to need one to figure out where the problem lies. Could be the stator, the switch box, or the distributor.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok I will have to pick one up tomorrow
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

You can rent a decent one from a chain auto parts store. I can then guide you thru how to troubleshoot the system.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok thank you for your help
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Let me know when you get one, and we can pick it up from here.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok will do
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

Great.. Talk to you then...

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok
Expert:  Charles replied 8 months ago.

:)

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