Evinrude Outboard Starters
When starting your Evinrude becomes difficult, it is likely the cables, starter mechanism or solenoid have become worn and require replacement. To troubleshoot and determine the extent of the problem with your Evinrude Outboard starter, here are some spot checks you can perform yourself:
Problem: When starter key is turned, solenoid does not make a clicking sound.
Investigate by measuring the voltage at small solenoid terminal. If no volts register, troubleshoot further. Test the kill switch to ensure it is connected, also check the battery, starter switch, and the controller neutral start switch. If up to 2 volts register, replace the solenoid.
Problem: Starter engages, but solenoid clicks
Troubleshoot by measuring the voltage at the starter terminal to battery ground using a voltage meter with the starter engaged.
- If 12 V, repair or replace starter and solenoid
Problem: Starter engages, but low voltage registers.
First remove and clean all connections on the battery-to-solenoid cable, battery-to-engine block cable and solenoid-to-starter cable. Inspect for corrosion and broken insulation. Replace as needed. Next, troubleshoot by measuring the voltage at the battery terminals. If it is below 12.6 volts with all electrics turned off, recharge or replace the battery. Also measure the battery voltage with the starter engaged. If it registers below 9 volts, you’ll need to recharge or replace the battery.
Replacement Parts for Evinrude Outboard Starters
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