Originally Posted by RonnieT24
Howdy Gang.. my name is Ronnie.. I have owned my 2005 Maxum 1800SR3 since September of 2004. Bought her new and she has served me flawlessly. Until this year. :-( Can't get it to start. I have done mostly my own maintenance because well.. that's just how I roll. She ran like a champ last winter when I put her to bed. But she won't start now. From what I have been reading the slave solenoid is the place to start. I get the infernal "click" when I try to start it. Have tested the kill switch.. it seems okay. Jumpered the starter motor and can hear it spinning .. well I hear something spinning but the engine does not turn over. Is there are motor in the starter solenoid? This will be my first foray into 4.3 Mercruiser repair. Wish me luck. Pointers welcomed! I have self maintained my '99 Mercedes for 238K miles so far and my '97 Suburban for 225K. So not a complete buffoon with a wrench.
You have started a new thread for your issue.
So you have a 4.3, correct?
Start at the beginning, measure the battery voltage when cranking to verify its healthy. Next measure the voltage at the slave soleniod on both terminals when the key is in the start position. It should be located next to the engine breaker. Then on to measuring the voltage at the starter when cranking.