Hi again guys. Im about to give up. I installed a 1965 evinrude 75 on my 1971 glasspar avalon. It started fine at the house. Before finishing up, I sprayed wd40 into the ignition switch, to loosen it up. Shouldnt be an issue?
model # 75553 S serial # B02356
So we goto lake today, and it will not turn over now!!!! No click, no nothing. So, like a real dumb ass, I putter out to the no wake zone using my very trusty merc60 kicker. Then its time to try the big evinrude again. I managed to start it by pull cord! No kidding, after about 30 minutes of trying different throttle and choke positions,, it fires,, and it even runs out quite fast. I make a couple laps, then kill it and thinking that maybe the batteries were dead,, so they should be more charged by now?
Still no start with the electric motor. no click, nothing. So,, like true redneck(proud) I fire it off again by pulling on the cord. Its a real beast,, but yeah, it fires, and now after a few laps,, it fires easier,, but not real easy,, as its a big motor.
Anyway,, I dont want to have to pull start this thing every time.
Whats up? I get continuity at the safety switch that is next to the distributor. Is that a neutral safety? Its on top and seems to have more to do with ignition timing than gear shifts?
This old tub would be a runner at this point if the start situation can be fixed. I had to rig up a steering system using the tilt tube from my 800 merc, and some home machined brackets. It looks ghetto, but works. Poor old boat. In my ownership its no longer original, and getting worse not better! The plan was to make improvements,, but its been a struggle ever sinse the original motor quit working.
Anybody got a correct wiring diagram for this motor? (evinrude 75553 S)
The white wire in the main loom from the solenoid box is very ragged, but still has continuity. I think thats the wire that feeds the safety switch too.
When I turn the key to start, should I get 12 volts at the white wire coming off the ignition switch? Should I get 12 volts at the safety switch? I think the white wire coming off the ignition switch is the same circuit as the safety switch,, not sure though. Started to rain as I was testing continuity in the system.
Could I have killed the ignition switch? How can I test this?
Thanks! You folks have been a great help with my other issues. its always something isnt it?
That switch at the magneto dist is to keep from over revving in neutral. Get someone to turn the ignition switch and take a test light to the starter and see if it's getting juice. And yes , I'm a redneck too and proud of it
I have a 66 Johnson and I can tell you my switch was defective. It could also just need adjustment. Once I replaced the switch, I fooled around with adjustments. There is a fine line between NOTHING and starting.
Thanks for all the links and info! Ive got it running and starting again. I call that a success. Starter might be going out. I applied direct current to it, and got it turning,, then after re assembling the solenoid box, it fires with the key as it should
Got choke sort of working too. Guessing that intake vacuum will pull the choke plates open again, because the adjustment spring by itself dont do it.
Worried it needs a water pump now, but far as I can tell the lower unit is sealed up tight and in good shape.