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Chevrolet: Just put a new starter in my 82 bayliner it has

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Just put a new starter in my 82 bayliner it has a small block Chevy engine.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The starter does not turn over. I don't even get a click. The ignition switch turns on volt meter on dash when turned. The batteries are new. There is a purple wire that goes to alternator. There is also a yellow wire with red stripe that was connected on solenoid on old starter I do not know what that wire is for.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
Do you have a voltmeter and do you know how to take basic voltage measurements?
Also, who marinizes the engine. Is it Mercruiser, Volvo, OMC, something else? They all use different wiring schemes so I do need to know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jason,
The engine was replaced last year is all I know.i don't have a meter nor do I know how to use one. I think originally it was Volvo.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Without a meter there isn't anything we can test to pinpoint your issue. Did you have any specific questions I might be able to answer for you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there something between key and starter to check for?
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
The way it is supposed to be wired is there would be a neutral switch in the shifter in order to prevent it from starting in gear. Also, depending on the actual model of the engine there might also be a slave solenoid or relay.
The flow of power goes from the battery, up the harness, to the keyswitch, down to a neutral switch, and then it either goes to the starter solenoid. Or, it goes to a slave solenoid/relay, which in turn kicks on the starter solenoid. Does that make sense?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes it does I'm working on it had to step away from it for a second.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can I send pictures on here
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Click this link below, this will explain how to upload pictures.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.
Good morning, just checking in. Any luck with the pictures?

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