Re: Won't start,not a sound

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Posted by P-VABCH ( on July 05, 2005 at 10:16:24:

In Reply to: Won't start,not a sound posted by Rich n' PA on July 02, 2005 at 15:39:32:

I had this with a 71' 60 hp. If you have a solonoid switch you should get a click. If not you can bench test the solonoid by...

1)Detach the 'I' and 'S' wires from the solonoid.

2)Take one wire with aligator clips on both ends. Clip one end of one wire to 'I' and then clip the other end to the '+' positive of the battery.

3)Take another wire with aligator clips on both ends. Clip one end to the 'S' then just touch the other end to the '-' negative terminal of the battery.

You should get a click from the solonoid and/or hear the starter spin. If you can't access the 'I' and 'S' you can remove the solonoid from the mount and set it on a bench and conduct the test above. There should be an obvious noise coming from the solonoid.

If the solonoid is good put it back and leave the 'S' side removed. Now hook the test wire alig-clip to the 'S' and touch the battery the starter should spin.

If no noise from solonoid, replace it. Bench test it again at a parts store, I did this at Advance Auto.

If you have noise with solonoid and the starter spins up when you connect to the 'S' to the negative then the neutral safety switch is probably bad. You can pull the switch and test it with an ohm meter.

hope This helps

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