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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Just install the new power pack and still don't have any

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Hi just install the new power pack and still don't have any spark
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Hello, I'm Tan. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and will reply momentarily.

Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

How did you determine the pack was the problem?

Do you have a peak reading voltmeter?

Could I get the engine model number please?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I asked another Marine Tech on this website his name was Jason and he told me the pack was the problem so I ordered a new one I looked everything up and still no spark
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Did you disconnect thew black/yellow wire from the power pack and test for spark?

Did you test the stator with a peak reading voltmeter?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
E175STLESE
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The stator Reads 940
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Ohm tests are not always accurate it can pass an ohm test and still be bad.

The only way to accurately test the stator is do do a voltage output test. This requires a peak reading volt meter or a DVA adapter.

Now we know it isn't the power pack still leaving the stator and the stop circuit.

So we need to eliminate the stop circuit by disconnecting the black/yellow wire from the power pack. Now check for spark. Do you have spark?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I don't see just a Black yellow wire on the powerpack they're all plugged in with plugs
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Do you see a black wire with a yellow stripe? Pull that wire out of the plug now check for spark. Spray the wire with WD40 so the wire will slide out of the plug.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok there are two yellow and black wires on the powerpack I disconnected each one individually and tried still no spark
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Do you mean black with yellow stripe? If yes then the stator is bad.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I do sorry
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Can you run to the stater with me one more time to check that
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Stupid spellcheck sorry stator
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Not stater
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Do you have a peak reading volt meter or DVA adapter? A standard meter will not work.

Here is an explanation of what the peak reading volt meter or DVA adapter work. http://www.go2marine.com/productcenters/electrical/2-dva-explained.pdf

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Will this one work
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

I don't know. I would hate to use a meter that doesn't read correctly. Will that meter read peak volts?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
It says peak min max
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Ok then yes it will work. Disconnect the brown and brown/yellow wires from the power pack. Connect the meter between the brown and brown/yellow crank engine what is your voltage reading?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
176.9 ac
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Do I have the dial on the meter in the right place
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

I have no idea I am not familiar with that meter. I have always used a peak reading volt meter specifically designed for this test. The DVA adapter has to be on DC scale.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok it's a new meter to me too
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Where do I get one
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok thanks for all your help I just order one
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
O hope you get paid for this
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Please let me know
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Ok let me know when you get the meter and we can do the tests.

I get paid when you positively rate my help.

We can still continue after rating also.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok well do
Expert:  Tan replied 14 days ago.

Thank you............Tan

Talk later.

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