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I was replacing the impeller on a mercury outboard 115 when…

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Hi, I was replacing the impeller on a mercury outboard 115 when it began to rain. The motor covers were off when it rained. I put the lower unit in and tried starting the motor but it wouldn't fire, there was a time or two that it would but then it'd die out. I also should mention that I turned the flywheel to help the splines align when putting the lower unit back in from replacing the impeller. Can you help me?

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

Could I get the engine serial number, please?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hi Tan, The engine serial number is(###) ###-####
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

Is this a 4 or 6 cylinder motor?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
6 cylinder, 6 spark plugs..
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 months ago

Ok, Locate the switches boxes # 18 on the stbd side of the motor and disconnect the black/yellow wire. Now check for spark. Do you have spark?http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury_marine_parts/static/img/MERMAR/13290/11.gif

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