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Turn but won’t start

Hi, I bought a Boston whaler with a 2004 evinrude 175hp ficht I disconect d battery and start d restoration project of my boat. When I finished d project connect battery and the engine turn but won’t start, after two day I try it again and start right away. If someone have or know what i can do or check please I need help.

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Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Turn but won’t start

Are you sure the throttle lever is properly positioned in neutral?  If the shifter is even slightly out of neutral it will not start...

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Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: Turn but won’t start

"If the shifter is even slightly out of neutral it will not start."

Been there, done that!
2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Turn but won’t start

If it did not crank over but did at a later date, a check and cleaning of all the battery and starter connections are in order. If the problem reoccurs, then a voltage check of the starting system is needed to determine the "dead  spot."

A factory service manual is a good investment if you plan on doing your own servicing of the motor.




"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.