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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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Starboard motor will not start unless I jump it. New

Customer Question

Starboard motor will not start unless I jump it. New batteries in the boat. Volvo Mobile diesel 480 HP. It clicks and wants to start as soon as I hit it with jumpers it starts.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

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

What is the model number on the engine?

Are there any battery switches between the battery and engine, or does the battery connect directly to the engine?

Do you have a hand held volt meter, fluke or similar? And do you know how to take basic voltage measuremnts?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
have a meter and do know basic check points.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

What is the voltage reading at the starter motor with the key held to start, and the circuit energized?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
12.61 at the starter.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
12.61 at the starter...
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

Is that with the key held to start?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 2 years ago.

Was the starter clicking when you did this?

Also, do you have any idea of the model number on this engine?