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Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-13-2017

Evinrude Etec 90hp wont crank

I had been fishing the other day and the motor started fine that morning and on several occasions as my family and I moved spots. As mid day approached we decided to stop fishing and swim awhile. The motor recranked fine and was running fine at full speed when it suddenly just cut off without warning. No sputtering or skipping just died. When I tried to restart nothing. Motor wouldnt turn over or trim would not work. Lights, live well, radio and horn all work but nothing on the motor. Checked the battery terminals and they were tight with no corrosion. Also popped cowl and with a testlight have power to the motor. Then took a screwdriver and jumped power between main terminal and secondary starting terminal and engine would then turn. Does this sound like the solenoid or something else. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Admiral
Posts: 6,139
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Evinrude Etec 90hp wont crank

 

 

We need a bit more information to hazard a guess for you.

 

What is the engine model number located on the serial number sticker?

 

Are the gauges turning on with the key switch ?

 

Have you checked or replaced the 10 amp fuse on the engine? Read your operator's guide.

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