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Jul 17, 2019

2004 volvo penta sx 5.0L

Very hard steering either direction. Can the steering cable be rebuilt or lubricated? Was able to disconnect cable at steering wheel and cable looks like

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Jul 17, 2019

DF 250ss

2018 DF 250 SS with rpm problems. I am having a problem with the RPM's running high for low speeds. At 5000 rpms the boat is only doing 15mph. They tell

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Jul 17, 2019

2006 Mercury 90 hp 4 Stroke

Ran great for 15 minutes even at full throttle. Then I started to troll and noticed a miss once in a while. Then stalled after a while. Would start right

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Jul 17, 2019

Mercury,25eh,efi , 2019

Looking to buy new 25 hp outboard, have a 1986 9.9, love it , but i need to go bigger, 4 strokes are heavy, enuff said. does the new 25 have the old manuel

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Jul 17, 2019

1115D73HY 1B804092 115ELPTO

With the boat in the water it runs and goes real smooth at idle. When I get just above idle it has a loud noise. It doesn't appear to be missing. When

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Jul 17, 2019

mercury 650 1965

After installing a new water pump, water pump housing and replacing the two seals under the water pump housing water is not pumping with the same amount

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Jul 17, 2019

Mercruiser 350 inboard 1985

Cannot get ignition to start boat. Has new ignition coil, getting gas, plugs good, carb rebuilt. will not cough even with starting fluid. help

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Jul 17, 2019

johnson 88special 1996

After changing shift and throttle cables, shifts and accelerates fine, shifts into reverse but will not accelerate.

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Jul 17, 2019

2000 javlin renegade 19 with Johnson 175

My problem is when first take off this thing wants to ride low on passenger side until on pad. Then it is level. If I am by myself it does fine. Also when

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Jul 14, 2019

140 hp 3.0 I/O

Idling to low - I just picked up a 94 Glasstream 19.2 cuddy. it has a bungy coard on th idler upper arm because of a loose spring? I have noticed after

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Jul 14, 2019

90 hp yamaha 4 stroke 2007

hi. i took my throttle apart trying to figure out why it wouldn't start. After doing that I found a blown fuse on the motor. it turn over once I replaced

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Jul 14, 2019

yamaha xl225 2019

Hello. noticed a 2-3 second knocking noise at start up ? didnt sound healthy....Engine has 11 hours on it. Had been sitting for 2 weeks. Any feedback

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Jul 14, 2019

yamaha 90 hp 2005

after sitting idle in garage for 3 year engine will not start. new fuel, primer bulb hard, will crank and fire ,but will not start

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Jul 14, 2019

1999 yamaha 70hp 2 stroke

I am connecting up the wiring harness after a 2nd hand motor change over most things have gone ok but I have a red wire with a fuze in the line it is about

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Jul 14, 2019

70hp yamaha 2 stroke 01-02

i was trolling the other day and the alarm sounded on mt motor and its pissing fine and all so i changed the fuel filter and still went off so i put the

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Jul 14, 2019

1997 Glastron 4.3 Volvopenta

After sitting up all winter we have finally found time to go out in the boat, put a fresh battery in it, fresh gas, checked the oil that all checks out

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Jul 14, 2019

2007 Glastron with Volvo Penta 4.3 SX-A slipping until warm

Happened once last year and now again this year. When I first put it in the water for the day so cold, it feels like the engine is spinning fast but the

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Jul 14, 2019

1996 5.8 litre Volvo Penta

Tried to start the boat after winter storage and it will turn over but not fire. I have not diagnosed a gas or spark problem yet.

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Jul 14, 2019

Volvo Penta 5.0 GXI 260hp 2003 moddel

2003 Regal 2000 bowrider with 5.0 GXI Volvo Penta. 3 yrs ago, the engine wouldn't start. the mechanic said it was the fuel pump assembly, he removed it

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Jul 14, 2019

Volvo Penta 5.0

Engine in 26 ft striper. Just replaced starter but now water is not circulating. Also, the throttle cable does not move at the engine. I thought is was

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Jul 14, 2019

4 cylinder valvo Penta Capri 1987

It was running good hit something and I messed up the exhaust changed it now when I get it to start it looks like water is coming in from the lower back

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Jul 14, 2019

Suzuki DF6LK6 2006

Recently purchased to power my sailboat. Would like to purchase an owners manual or a copy of one. No longer available from Suzuki. Thank you.

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Jul 14, 2019

93 Suzuki 30hp short shaft having problems with speed!!!!

I have i30 hp Suzuki mid 90’s on a 15.5foot deep v aluminum boat and I can only get 24 25 mph with one of my buddies with me. If o take two buddies with

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Jul 14, 2019

Suzuki 250 ss 2019

Have a question with digital gauge. Every time turn engine on, digital display asks if we put fuel in. That’s fine first time for day. But can I turn

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Jul 14, 2019

2008 Mercury 15hp outboard (F15M)

Hi, Hoping you folks can help me out.I have a 2008 15hp Mercury outboard (F15M) that started making a knocking noise.Here is what I’m observing - no problems

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Jul 14, 2019

2005 Mercury 40hp ELTPO 2 stroke

2005 40 hp ELPTO 2 stroke mercury runs fine for the first 10 minutes then suddenly starts revving/whailing very high and clunks when shifting gear back

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Jul 14, 2019

1991 mercury 150xr4

Fuel pump diaphragm split, when I typified out and restarted the engine it idles at 3500 rpm, tried timing adjustment but it made no difference

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Jul 14, 2019

1991 Mercury 115 2 stroke

I'm having an issue with my warning alarm, at first i would get the one beep when the key was turned on letting me know the system was working correctly

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Jul 14, 2019

Johnson, 200, 1993

After changing water pump impeller, water don’t flow through heads. It only makes it to midsection where water normally comes out after thermostats open

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Jul 14, 2019

2000 Johnson J115JPLSIF 115/80 Jet

Ok, here is the problem..A few weeks back, while running the boat on the river, My motor started sputtering while running on plane. Basically it would

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Jul 14, 2019

1999 Johnson outboard 2 stroke

I replaced the remote control box on my 99 Johnson outboard motor. When I tested it and turned the key the warning lights came on and the motor turned

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Jul 14, 2019

1982 Johnson 75 hp

My engine will not start. I have checked voltage 12.89at solenoid but nothing on the starter side but checked positive on solenoid has 3.56 volts on the

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Jul 14, 2019

1996 150HP Johnson

not shifting into forward not sure if problem is at the shifting handle or on motor where wires connect

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Jul 14, 2019

1976 Johnson 85 hp

My tilt and trim unit was stuck after storage so I tried to move it down and something popped. Fluid leak on one cylinder so think my pressure relief

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Jul 14, 2019

Force 40HP 1995

There is a very slight wiggle on my new propeller is this a problem and how can I fix it to not have the wiggle.?

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Jul 14, 2019

1998 Force 120 hp

I changed the prop shaft seals in the lower unit, of my 1998 force 120hp and during re assembly I am unable to get the carrier bearing to seat all the

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Jul 14, 2019

1990 FORCE 120 OUTBOARD

I was looking for information on parts interchangability. My force 120 has a type B lower, I wanted to know if Type C, or D would interchange. I was also

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Jul 14, 2019

Johnson, J150EXEDB, 1996

1998 18'Well Craft Center console, pulls real hard to the right...I will check trim Zinc on outboard...any other things I should look for? Water pressure

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Jul 14, 2019

Evinrude intruder 175 E175glera 94

I rebuilt carburetors and put a new power pack on it . It has been hard to start since I got it so I cleaned the plugs and I do have spark. I have not

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Jul 14, 2019

evinrude 140 1977

The electric choke does not work I checked the solenoid with a battery and it works. Could the starting switch be the issue?

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Jul 14, 2019

Evinrude 48 spl 1996

Bought the motor and it ran good whenever I out it on my boat the it didnt sound right so I took it to the local mechanic who is a year out on jobs. He

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Jul 14, 2019

2004 wellcraft sportsman freshwater supply

I bought this used and the freshwater is not working. I can not find a switch to turn on. The freshwater tank is full and the pump is getting water.

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Jul 14, 2019

Searay 300 weekender

I have been trying to put ina new depth finder, but can’t seem to find any power source .... I hooked up the leads to what I thought was and accessory

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Jul 14, 2019

1978 Seaswirl engine model 99D24411, serial W592112 Outdrive model 981110, serial W153007, Stingray hydrofoil stablizer 14 OMC Ster Dr, 110

My power tilt and trim isn't working. It make a click noise when I push it up or down

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Jul 14, 2019

166 phantom forester 1986

Water is coming in thru the manifold. The bolt to winterize it was not put back in. Trying to figure out what bolt is the right one...cant find manual

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Jul 14, 2019

1988 Bayliner Capri

My boat has the 3.0 omc and cobra outdrive, when put into forward gear the whole boat jerks about every 2 seconds , i have found that when the jerk occurs

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Jul 14, 2019

1994 bayliner jazz 190 jetboat

water coming in center hole next too bilge pump in engine compartment . what is this hole for?

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Jul 14, 2019

1999 wellcraft 186S

Excessive loss or use of outdrive oil. Sorry for the I/o question but didn’t know where else to go for help. Had the boat out for the first time this

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Jul 14, 2019

Mercury oil injected 60, 1987, #0B157444

My son just bought a beautiful 1987 Bass Tracker w/ Mercury oil injected 60 outboard. The elderly gentleman who owned it is not mechanically inclined,

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Jul 14, 2019

Mercury, 40eojet30, 1999

Since last fall the engine loses power. Starts fine, idles fine, no misses. I power up and get on plane in about 30-45 seconds. All okay for about another

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