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Captain
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

I think Bill may be dealing with hurricane related issues.

Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Hope its nothing too serious

Captain
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Judging from information in his posts, he lives in Florida. So I'm just speculating here.

Admiral
Posts: 6,298
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Yep, trying to get things back to normal after the hurricane. Please be patient for a bit.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Code 97 is the most obvious issue to me.  Code 97 literally means - When the engine is running, the EMM is able to monitor the starter solenoid terminal for intermittent battery voltage.  This means your vessel has an issue somewhere between the battery and the engine on either/both negative and positive battery cable leads.

 

Code is strictly the result of an open or intermittent connection between the battery & engine.

Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Thanks for responding. So in laymans English what are we looking for?

 

Captain
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Intermittent connetion between the battery terminals and the point where negative battery lead connects to engine, where positive lead connects to starter solenoid, or the smaller red wire attached to same terminal of starter (part of wiring harness).

Admiral
Posts: 6,298
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Another area to inspect for intermittent connections is the ignition switch and its terminals. This is especially important when an older boat was repowered with a new motor but retained the original boat wiring, switches, and controls.

 

Oftentimes an ignition switch can malfunction if there is a heavy ring of keys hanging from it. The bouncing of the boat and the weight of the keys rapidly wears the internal switch parts resulting in intermittent problems.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎05-08-2017

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

Thanks for replies. Will relay messages to mechanic.  Would this explain charging issues?  While running very well it is not putting out any voltage.

Admiral
Posts: 6,298
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 175 electrical and possibly fuel problems

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Aftcoman wrote:

Thanks for replies. Will relay messages to mechanic.  Would this explain charging issues?  While running very well it is not putting out any voltage.

 

 

 

Intermittent open circuits may stress other electrical components due to voltage spikes.

 

Your Evinrude dealer would have to troubleshoot the charging system to find out what is wrong. Anything else is only a guess.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.