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Changed the gimbal ( had to take motor out) re-installed but…

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Changed the gimbal (...

Changed the gimbal ( had to take motor out) re-installed but something nor right Jump the solenoid and it starts from the key, no start. all wires back properly

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.

Just that... Told partner to make sure there was power from right side of switch going to solenoid Don't know if they listened to me but I was told by a friend of mine( outboard mechanic) that they should do this

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes boat issues seem like they'll be really complicated, but end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?

Just what I told you

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not see any kind of model information. What are you working on exactly?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
ford 5 liter inboard/outboard
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

What is the model number on the engine as it reads on the ID tag?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

I would need the model number on the engine just to know what you have. If this is a Mercruiser Ford engine, I would need the serial number. Are you near the engine now to get these numbers?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
mercruiser 1A201618 outdrive
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

The number you gave me was for the sterndrive. I would need the serial number on the engine itself.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
will have to get back to you on that the big canoe is in Costa Rica
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Okay no problem, there are no time limits here. Just reply back once you have the serial number on the engine and we will take it from there.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
k thanks might just be tomorrow though ....
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

no problem. Catch you then.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
thank you
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

You are very welcome.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Hello, just checking in, were you ever able to get that serial number?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Jason the problem is resolved
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Glad to hear it.

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Glad to hear it.

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