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Old 11-01-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Engine wont always turn over

I have been told about this problem by the previous owner, i have a constant alarm and when i turn the key nothing happens, try a few more times by turning off and on and it turns over, if it doesnt fire up when i try again the key will not do anything, give it another go and it cranks get the picture.

Is this a known issue and is there a diy fix? having read other posts here the alarm may be the depth finder, but with no manual i have no idea what the alarm is connected to...oil levels etc.

its a 1997 1750 i think

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Old 11-02-2010, 12:28 AM   #2

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warpa1...the alarms at the key level is one of 3 oil level....temp.....and oil pressure...

if your engine isn't starting but is turning over...there are a few things that can cause this....the switch near the throttle that has the safety lanyard is the usual culprit......sometimes if you can get a small can of wd40 up into the switch...that will clean off the contacts and that will resolve the issue....
the other is a bad coil or controller....sometimes they are intermitten and after trying a few times ...start working....

another thing to check is all your connections from the batt. to the starter and beyond...if there is corrosion...that will cause intermitten connections...


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Old 11-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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When it turns over it starts, but sometimes turning the key does nothing. When i have done the service and winterisation ill check and clean all electrical connections
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