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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-02-2013

E-tec 115

I have a e-tec 115 on my 22 ft pontoon boat , it has run great for over 150 hrs but when I went to crank it this past weekend
I turned the key and got nothing . The check engine gage and the beep did not do anything . The power tilt and trim worked
Intermittently at the binacle and on the engine . The depth finder ,lights , stereo , and horn all work .could it be the ignition switch, a fuse, bad battery ? Any thoughts would be appreciated
Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E-tec 115

Your engine has a 10 amp fuse that should be inspected, the owners manual will tell you about it. Also be sure there are no wing nuts but lock washers and hex nuts fastening the cables to the battery. A loose or corroded connection can give the same symptoms as you described.

If you are comfortable with a voltmeter you can troubleshoot the electrical system, if not, see your dealer.

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-02-2013

Re: E-tec 115

Bill would that be the main fuse on the top of the engine ? If I remember there is a spare fuse right next to it .
Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E-tec 115

Yessir, that is the one !

 

 

 


"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: 6
Registered: ‎07-02-2013

Re: E-tec 115

Bill I replaced the fuse and still nothing . I also replaced the battery and the connections are tight and no wing nuts
Used . Any more thoughts ? Thanks for the help
Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E-tec 115

I can't see your boat to determine if it is old wiring and a newer motor or if it was all new.

 

If your gauges won't come on, then they are not getting power through the key switch. That means you have to inspect and test the switch, the red wire going from the engine to the switch, the ground wires, and all the appropriate connections as well as the battery and cables.

 

Electrical problems can be hard to find as it takes time to climb through a boat testing and checking every connection and voltage point.

 

If this is above your abilities, find a trained tech to check things out and repair them for you.

 

 

 


"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: 6
Registered: ‎07-02-2013

Re: E-tec 115

Thanks Bill
It is a 2009 boat with a 2009 e-tec 115
Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E-tec 115

 

 

Good luck to you. Be sure to let us know how things turn out and what the problem was.

 

 

 


"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.


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Skipper
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-02-2013

Re: E-tec 115

Thanks for your help Bill ! It was a loose ground at the engine and it runs great !
Admiral
Posts: 8,441
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E-tec 115

It's the simple things that sometimes make you tear your hair out.

 

 

 


"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.