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I have a 1978 85hp evinrude engine.when I try to crank it

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I have a 1978 85hp evinrude engine.when I try to crank it all I get is "CLICK".I have replaced the battery and the selonoid.any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

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

When was the last time that the engine started?

Can you put a socket on the nut in the center of the flywheel and turn the engine at all?

Do you have a multimeter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has been 3-5 yrs since engine was started-but tried to crank it several times in that period with same results.Have not tried to turn flywheel but will try that.I don't have a multimeter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Before I send you a phone offer, I need to know if the engine will turn over or not using a ratchet.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the engine is not frozen
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

ok great. Do you have a test light?

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