I have a similar problem with my 75 Etec. It won't crank properly. It is from 2008 and has done an amazing 2500 engine hours. Its like having a half-dead battery, the flywheel turns very slowly but it won't start.
The starting problems occured over one year ago then first time. It appears only at low temperatures, usually
5-10 degrees Celsius, and ONLY when the engine is cold. I got a little help by changing the battery to a
800 CCA Optima RedTop, but last autumn the problems occured again. I have a voltage drop of only 0,2 V
from battery to starter motor, so I bought a new original starter motor, but it did not help at all. The battery cables look OK
and are original. The main circuit breaker is also new. The only way I can start the engine cold is to force the
battery voltage to up above 15 V. This is possible only with a old fashioned battery charger. The new smart chargers
will not produce high enough voltage. Could I have a problem with the starter solenoid?
/Martin from Finland
03-03-2015 08:02 - edited 03-03-2015 08:03
There is an updated starter that really helps, especially in cold weather, if you have an older 2004-2007 E-TEC 75 or 90. See your dealer.
I had to change the starter to a new style work good now still have to change batteries. I am having new issues starter will not engage and system check is not working but there is a click noise and the tilt works
03-21-2017 10:56 - edited 03-21-2017 10:58
What is the model number of your Evinrude and what part number starter is installed?
Are you doing the repair and troubleshooting yourself or is at an authorized dealer?
Are there wing nuts on the battery?
What is the voltage at the starter post when the click is heard?