04-25-2020 10:08 - edited 04-25-2020 10:10
After running back from fishing my etec engine suddenly turned off. Was at about 4000 RPM and there was no warning light, hesitation or anything out of the ordinary - as if the key had been switched to off.
I checked that nothing was wrapped in the prop, and that fuel was getting to the engine. Tried to start the engine again and the 4 dash lights appeared and then disappeared when in the 'On' position as per normal. When I turned it to 'Start' there was nothing. No attempt to crank or anything. I still have all power to accessories, trim tabs and engine power tilt.
2007 Evinrude Etec Saltwater Series
What i've tried:
- Replaced the ignition switch
- Checked the Solenoid with a multimeter and received 12V on the Power terminal, but nothing on the other terminal that ties to the starter when I turn the key to On and Start
- Replaced the Solenoid Switch (same issue with the multimeter reading as above with the old solenoid)
- Inspected all the connections & terminals, nothing appeared visually disconnected/corroded
- Tried starting while wiggling the throttle in case it wasn't quite in Neutral
- Inspected the lights on the EMM/Blackbox and the only light appearing is the 'Lanyward/Stop Okay' - the other 3 do NOT light up
I believe now that something relating to the below is causing the solenoid to not activate and transfer power to the starter.
1) Neutral safety switch (Wasn't able to determine where in the throttle this is located)
2) A wire from the igntion to the engine has a short/bad connection (unable to determine a way to test this)
3) The EMM needs to be reset/replaced
There are no mobile Etec technicians in my area, and unfortuantely dont have the ability to get it trailered to a shop. Hoping someone here has experience with this and is able to help troubleshoot one of the unknowns.
Appreciate the help!
Does the trim work?
Can you hear the fuel pump when you turn the key to ON?
Did you check the fuse?
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Thanks for the quick response BluewaterBill.
Yes the trim works.
I cannot hear the fuel pump.
Checked the only fuse I could fine. A 10Amp fuse under the cowling which look fine, but I replaced it with the spare that was provided.
a week ago