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2007 175hp Etec starting problems

After a few stops at a couple of destinations fishing, the motor decides to not work. Go to turn the key and everything turns on at the dash and can hear a buzzing noise from the motor but thats it. Seems like there is no power going to the starter. I 've replaced the solenoid and started up right away,  took it out for few to hours and same thing happens again. Please help! Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2007 175hp Etec starting problems


It could be an intermittent connection or cable fault. Oftentimes these abnormalities show up after some usage as things heat up during the day.


When it happens, connect a digital voltmeter to the battery posts, not the cables, and record the voltage when you turn the key to START.  If it drops below 10 volts it is a battery problem.  Then repeat the test at the starter cable post (not the cable) and the meter ground to the starter framework. If more that a 1 volt difference between it and the battery voltage during START, then you have to troubleshoot the wires, connections,etc. for the culprit.




"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.