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Experience:  Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.
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I need the wiring schematic 5.7l starter mercruiser.

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I need the wiring schematic for a 5.7l starter mercruiser. changed starter & don't remember proper connecting sequencd
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Customer: I have 4 possible leads & don't know which goes where
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Customer: I have 3 red leads and one blue
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?Mercruiser engines are cataloged by serial number, do you happen to have that number, I would need to know what vintage engine you have. Next, you said you had a blue wire. Is it blue, or more of a purple/violet?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can get serial # ***** 5 minutes and it's a blue which goes to the battery
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
There shouldn't be any blue wires, if there is one, it's probably for an accessory. But let me get the serial, and I will pull the correct schematic from the factory service manual for you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
s/n and I have 3 red and one blue, #OF418766
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Got the serial. You wire colors are not jiving with what the factory service manuals says. What you should have is 2 red wires, 1 orange, 1 yellow/with a red stripe. I think somebody did some electrical work on your boat at some point and changed things. Can you take a few pictures of all of the wires that you have. Can you also trace this blue wire and see where the other end of it is going?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can't take pictures. Think blue wire is larger and 3 red ones are smaller
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My son says one goes to distributor, he thinks
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Are you able to take a picture of the wiring for me? The problem is I could just give you the wiring diagram, but if the diagram doesn't match what is in front of you then isn't going to help you very much.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wiring can be traced to distributor for one and to battery for another. other two I'm not sure, maybe to tilt?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Did you replace just the starter motor, or did you disconnect more than the starter motor?Also, can you open up PDF files if I send you the diagram in that format?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We replaced starter and can open pdf
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
I'm uploading the diagram now. Have a look at it and let me know what you think. See attatchment.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Received pdf. Will have to leave for mass now Will Check when return. thanks, Wayne
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome Wayne, please let me know how you make out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you send enlarged image of starter connectors only & their termination points? we should be able to trace from there
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hmmm.. Does your starter solenoid have the large 90 amp fuse on it? The older ones did not, but, when replacing starters most people add these for safety. Do you know if you have the 90 amp fuse or not? If you are not sure, the best thing to do would be to take a couple of pictures of all of the wiring you have in front of you, as well as a picture of your starter solenoid.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great help need more info but unable to continue now
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
No problem, there are no time limits here. I want to make sure I get you wired up correctly so just take some pictures when you can and we can take it from there. Thanks Wayne,Jason
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Wayne, just checking in. Any progress?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
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