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Old 04-14-2019, 02:52 AM   #1
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Hi all, I am new here. I have a Maxum 1997 20ft Speed boat with a Mercruiser (Alpha one) 3.0L/LX Engine.I replaced my ignition switch today, as I thought it may have been corroded and causing my problem, but it didn't.

When I turn the key, I hear a clicking noise, but the engine doesn't turn over. When I turn the key very slowly, sometimes the starter engages and the engine starts. but its random, Its like I need the key in just the right place. The Battery is new and fully charged. I am not sure if this is a starter issue or not. I am hoping the community here can help and may know what my problem is.

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Old 04-14-2019, 03:21 AM   #2
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Make sure the battery cables are clean and tight at both ends for the positive and negative ones. If that checks out I would next look at the slave soleniod which is next to the engine breaker as your symptoms fit the mold for it being bad. About $25 for a new one.
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Thank you Mike. I have ordered a new Slave Solenoid which should arrive tomorrow. I will install that and let you know if that fixed the problem. I did some "Googleing" and found that seems like its a popular issue. If anyone has any advice on how to install that would be great. I couldn't find much info online about that.

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Thank you Mike. I have ordered a new Slave Solenoid which should arrive tomorrow. I will install that and let you know if that fixed the problem. I did some "Googleing" and found that seems like its a popular issue. If anyone has any advice on how to install that would be great. I couldn't find much info online about that.

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Dean itís pretty simple, 2 mounting bolts, 2 large wires on studs and 2 small wires on studs. To remove the wires just remove the nut and washer from each and reverse to install.
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To be safe remove one wire at a time and reinstall in same position on new solenoid.
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Mike, thank you! I changed the Slave Solenoid today, and that fixed the problem. She starts perfect every time now.

Don, I did what you recommended and had no problems. Thanks for your input

Just need some sun now!

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