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My boat motor won't start after getting to a spot in the water. It will take quite some time for it to start again. I have changed the spark plugs, ignition coils, and ignition coil cables. Now I am looking at changing the solenoids. I just wanted a third or fourth opinion before I buy any unnecessary

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago
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H​ello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not see any kind of model information. Which engines are in your boat specifically?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

I​t looks like you read my response and left without ever replying back. Did you still need help with this?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
i still need help with this
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can't seem to find the model number to the motor, but it is a johnson VRO 110 hp.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
outboard. with Fuel injection.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Johnson never made a 110 horsepower engine that was fuel injected. What year do you think this engine is?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
110HP
J110MLCEM
J110TLAEM
J110TLCEM
J110TXCEM
TJ110TLCEM
TJ110TXCEMit's one of these models.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
this is the issue i'm having
http://www.marineengine.com/boat-forum/showthread.php?83911-RUNS-GREAT-THEN-WONT-START-AFTER-SHUTTING-OFF
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Okay those engines are all carbureted engines, and not fuel injected engines. I have a question back to you. When the engine will not start, did you check to see if there was or was not spark output?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I was not able to cause I was stuck in the middle of the lake. I've changed out the solenoid, spark plugs, ignition coils and ignition coil cables.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

H​ow do you want to do this, can you duplicate the problem, check for spark, and then get back to me afterwards? Basically we have to start by seeing if this is a spark related problem or not, and right now you/we don't know.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
how can i check to see if there's a spark when i crank the engine? take the spark plug out of its chamber and check for spark?
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

N​o, that wouldn't be the correct way to do it. The correct way to do it is to hook up a timing light to the plug wires, crank the engine over, and see if the timing light flashes or not. If the light flashes, then there is spark, if the light does not flash, then there isn't spark. Can you check that and get back to me?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Okay let me know how you make out, and we will take it from there.

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