Stater will not turn over...

rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
So on the water, no issues...stopped for lunch....hit the key...weak starter turn then zip...plenty of juice on the batteries...no breakers tripped...starter? Had a lot of water in the bielge recently and was worried about this...guages will not come on either so total power shut down...but the Genny will start no I have juice...
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  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 338 ✭✭
    edited March 22
    Does it click? If so, hit it with a wrench or hammer?
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Check your main harness plug, did you put a clamp on it when you reinstalled the engine? I point to this because you said the gauges aren’t working also.
    2008 330EC
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No click...harness connection is tight...that starter was under water...but it started with no hesitation twice today...
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And it just started...
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAModerator Posts: 4,433 mod
    Sounds like the slave solenoid. Easy fix 
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     [email protected]
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 338 ✭✭
    Does your boat have one of those kill switches that you clip to your life jacket? My Four Winns had one that was failing and would cause the boat to not start occasionally. 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    On the starter @raybo3? Yes I have that other switch...
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTMember Posts: 2,424 ✭✭✭✭
    Slave solenoid is on the manifold just behind the flame arrestor.
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Get rid of it Ras!!!
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I checked it, seemed to be ok...guess they are cheap enough to get a new one...
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ah handy....if I got rid of it I would not have anything to tinker with!
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 22
    Ras, All you have done for 3 years is tinker
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIMember Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭
    Ras, All you have done for 3 years is tinker
    @rasbury likes to tinker his Rinker. 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Lower Columbia River, WashingtonMember Posts: 181 ✭✭
    I tinker my rinker and sometimes I work on the boat. 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Isn't there always a tinker to perform? 
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYMember Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭
    First the bielge, now the stater. What next?  :D

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Rear Commodore (2019), Crescent Boat Club

    IT/Webmaster

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23
    Starter, sorry for mis spell! Hey, it's a boat...it ran like a top...after bringing it home I kept hitting the key and no problem...I will give things a look over. I called seatow, they came back but had to leave and was going to come back for me and then it started...
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Could be an intermittent ignition switch also.
    2008 330EC
  • Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Lower Columbia River, WashingtonMember Posts: 181 ✭✭
    I just spent hours researching stater issues now I have to start all over.  
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And I'm thinking about yesterday...I tried the key a few times with no results...I think I left the key on.....I was just kind of standing there with the hatch up waiting for my sea tow guy...I heard something click...radio came on and the alarm and I hit the key and it started right up. Nothing was over heated on the temp gage ...very weird. Sounds like I need to do more boating....and still leaking water from somewhere...sat on the lake for about 2 hours and the pump came on....had not run the air so I know that is not contributing to the water...  
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pretty soon boating will be shutdown
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 5,678 mod
    Pretty soon boating will be shutdown
    RVing will be shutdown waayyy long before boating.  It'd be pretty difficult to stop people from going in their back yard and get on the boat.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All Ramps and marinas here are being closed. Your next @Dream_Inn
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 5,678 mod
    All Ramps and marinas here are being closed. Your next @Dream_Inn
    Marinas are marked as essential.  :)  All is good and I will definitely be enjoying the boat! :)  But, an RV on the road is non-essential.  No worries, I'm still at work and don't see that changing at least any time in the near future.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm at work too. RV in storage one more month
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYMember Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭
    Master relay, top of engine, I'd start there. I had ages ago a weird one where one engine had nothing at all off the key and lo and behold, next try all good and no more issues. Then I had a one off double beep last year and plugging in said it was the master relay so it was replaced with no issue since. I have decided to buy 4 new relays and a spare IAC.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Rear Commodore (2019), Crescent Boat Club

    IT/Webmaster

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLMember Posts: 6,130 ✭✭✭✭✭
    so that relay has a reset on it? Mine has never "popped" or done anything other than work so have never messed with one....I saw the button it it, it was not popped out or anything....I really thought it was a wet starter issue as the bilge had filled with water and that sucker was under water for a bit.....I'm in fresh water so I don't think I'd have any corrosion issues other than it getting wet inside the starter.....

    So, I know the power goes through the starter and the ground goes to the motor...when you hit the key, power is already there so it's finding a breaker or a ground as the problem ? So for the power to go through, the starter solenoid has to engage when you turn the key on and then as you turn it fully the starter motor starts to turn...that solenoid engaging, does that make the connection then for the + side to go through the rest of the "system"? Like to light up the gauges and the power to the starter motor? I will get one of the breakers...same for the trim to I'm told...
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYMember Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭
    edited March 25
    No, I am talking about the small square relays, topside towards the rear port side. 2 - the forward one is main power and the other fuel pump. Nothing to pop, they work or not but perhaps get sticky. At least on the 5.0 MPI. The fact that all is dead suggests the master relay to me, if the gauges were not dead I’d be looking at other things like the solenoid and breakers.

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    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Rear Commodore (2019), Crescent Boat Club

    IT/Webmaster

  • AlswaggAlswagg Member Posts: 2,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I Second on those relays.  Plus the fuses for those.  I would replace both.  
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