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This is the best Johnson Outboard Forum on the internet, it's yours! If you own a Johnson Outboard.   Are you looking for good advice about your Johnson outboard engine problems and issues. All you need to know about your outboard engine issues and good advice from your fellow boaters.

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So where do you start? There is a lot to know. I get asked regularly about what is the problem, and more importantly and how to fix a problem. I am a boat owner and that’s why I have published a dozen books to tell you all that you need to know about how to take care of your boats and systems.

My name is JOHN C PAYNE, and many of you may already have one of my books on marine electrical and electronics systems (The recently published Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible now in it’s 4th Edition) or perhaps one of the many other books on sailboats and yacht systems.

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Johnson 25 horse 1975 model 25R758 
Hello all. I bought this 25 horse recently for my fishing boat. It is a 1975 Johnson. Starts and runs great the first day reaching 21 mph. The next weekend …

Johnson J40RCRM, 1984 
My 40 hp johnson started having a metallic tap after running a few minutes at the lake, when i got it home and started investigating i finally found one …

1976 Johnson 35 hp tiller motor 
Hi everyone and thank you all for your help.I am a weekend mechanic so I don't know much. I ran my 1976 Johnson 35 horse motor earlier in the year and …

J50ELER 
I am trying to find the year and make of this motor. The previous owner removed the label plate and the only numbers iI could find is on the freeze plug. …

Johnson. 88?, V4 115hp, 
Motor died on me after running great all day! I did hear it sputter a few times but figured I would open her up a bit to clear it out. Ran great for about …

Johnson 50hp 1995 - RPM Drop 
The engine RPM slowly drops and eventually stalls when full throttle. It also has trouble at idle / low RPMs. The engine the takes a few times to start …

1993 50 hp johnson 
RPM good in neutral. engine boggs down under load

Johnson, J60PL4SN, 2002 
Motor is running rough, it starts fine, runs OK up to about 1/2 speed if I increase speed at all the motor cuts out and looses speed (does not shut down). …

1996 evinrude 150 ocean pro 
main hinge pin is seized in up position, with nothing connected, i can barely force it down even with the relief valve open? what iws a suggestion to free …

1995 johnson 25 hp 2 stroke 
Just purchased 2nd hand motor which starts fine runs great for 10-15 minutes at 3/4 throttle then coughs and splutters but doesn't stall. Drop throttle …

1984 Johnson 150 model number 150TXCOS 
I have a pair of john 150's on my Grady White. Been enjoying the summer and all of a sudden when motoring in the starboard motor bogged. I backed off and …

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 …

6 hp Johnson seahorse 1964 
It doesn't hav a battery just wana know how I can hook up lights for night time travel

90 hp Johnson stalls 
Just recently my 93 sun tracker started stalling out while drive across the lake. Once I restarted it, which seemed to not want to turn the motor over. …

1984 Johnson 150 gt not running in water 
I have a 1984 tidecraft bass boat with a 84 Johnson 150 gt in it when I have the lower unit out of the water our runs fine I can full blast the throttle …

1988 Johnson 120 won't start 
I am getting spark to the spark plugs, have compression and the fuel is getting into the cylinder, but the motor will not crank. It won't even missfire? …

1975 Johnson 115hp 
I am new to boating and revelry acquired a 1975 Arrow Glass from a buddy. It needed a water pump and two coils but other then that was supposed to run …

1997 johnson 88  
the engine will turn over a rev up a little, but is shotty and then stalls out, just bought it, hasnt been used for 2+ years, gives me the feeling like …

stalling 2000 115hp johnson 
This 2000 115 hp johnson starts great and takes off sweet...I can go top speed 5000 rpm about 40 mph as long as I wish. Once I stop though, it will stall …

2000 Johnson 50 hp 
The motor starts and runs out good for about 5 seconds. Then it starts acting like it is starving for gas and dies. I changed out the gas line and the …

1989 40hp johnson . 
Used my 40hp johnson all day on the water today, got it back home to flush the outboard and while the motor was getting trim down it stopped suddenly, …

1995 Johnson 200 ocean runner Not rated yet
Johnson outboard dies at 2k rpm. Boat would run out of channel and a mile on plane then die and not restart until cooled off. Replaced power pack and …

1995 Johnson 200 ocean runner Not rated yet
Boat would idle out of channel and go about 5 minutes on plane then die, would not restart Thought powerpack got hot and quit so replaced, had same results …

johnson 25hp 1999 Not rated yet
the motor will run fine when it is first started. I got the boat on plane for five minutes came back to the dock and stopped the engine. I thought it was …

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Johnson 50 hp 89 Not rated yet
Been working on problems for months. New carb kits 3 times all is clean. All is adjusted. New coil.new plugs wires new fuel pumps three. And more.so here …

1997 Johnson 150 Not rated yet
The engine has not been started for 2 years. It does start but will only run for 3-4 minutes. I can re prime it and it will start again and run for another …

Johnson 70 hp seahorse Not rated yet
Just bought motor and may have been sitting for a while not being run problem is I have fuel in bottom carby bowl but no fuel in other carbys bowls It …

2001 Johnson 90 hp 2 stroke outboard - check engine light is on Not rated yet
After running the engine for abut 3 hrs towing a 3 person tube in tight circles my check engine light came on and the engine stalled. Had to use full choke …

1967 Johnson 40HP model RDS-29E Not rated yet
Missing parts! Can anyone with this or similar engine help me with a picture of the cam follower roller so I can see what parts I am missing? My roller …

bajs 3300712 bf25a 2003 Not rated yet
cylinder #3 getting fire, but missing when spark plug wire #3 is attached. Runs great with #3 not connected.

Johnson # RJ90vlsig  Not rated yet
Runs hot on water hose replaced water pump kit removed thermostats no help runs cooler in the lake still gets hot and shuts down no exhaust bubbles at …

Johnson Ocean Runner 200 hp v6 1993 Not rated yet
I have replaced stator, timer base, starter, starter solenoid, power pack, spark plugs, regulator and fuel filter. I disconnected the black and yellow …

Johnson J35pl3ssb 1999 Not rated yet
I dropped the lower unit and the upper shift rod fell out. it has threads on the end of it but I can't get it screwed in

Johnson J15EEP 1993 Not rated yet
Will not hot start....starts well cold...if it stops or is stopped it will not start unless left at least 15 minutes....Does not seem to be hot... pumps …

Johnson, 1991 VJ60TLEI Not rated yet
Engine starts fine, runs very smoothly with good power. While under load it will suddenly quit, Sometimes if you pull the throttle back quick enough it …

Johnson J25RSNF 2002 Not rated yet
Will not start. I have changed the plugs and tested the fire. Full tank of fuel. Changed the valve at the tank. Pulled the fuel pump and can't seeing any …

Johnson 1992 150 hp Not rated yet
Starts good when cold with choke, after idling and give it full throttle it seems like it's on half of the six cylinders. Let it idle more and accelerate …

1999 Johnson 2 stroke 15 hp Not rated yet
I’ve had this motor on the water for about a month now with no issues but all of a sudden when I’m going full throttle boat runs fine but then all of a …

1991 Johnson 60 hp, model J60TLCEA, SN G 02327609 Not rated yet
Outboard motor runs with water running to the motor by way of the muffs. Good stream of water from the motor when it starts and the idle is fairly high …

1973 Johnson 65hp Model 65els73r Not rated yet
The Motor is difficult to start, I can pull up the warm up lever and choke it, eventually it starts... I can shift it in gear, it runs but doesn't open …

J5RLSS, 12/1999 Not rated yet
This little motor starts and idles like a champ. The problem is as you increase RPM, it begins to vibrate really bad! Decrease RPM and it smooths out. …

Johnson 70 HP 2001 Not rated yet
The tell-tale is just spitting water instead of streaming a steady stream. I had a water pump installed last year and ran good all summer. Hooked up the …

1989 Johnson 40 model# Tj40elcec  Not rated yet
I have been dealing with this issue for a few months now. It will not start unless I choke it, it will stay running until I let the choke go then it dies. …

1997 evinrude 150 hp  Not rated yet
sneezes at idle and will Run up to 3800 rpm. At 3800 rpm it wants to surge to 4000/4200 momontarily. does this continueally unless I back down on the …

2003 Johnson Outboards 15hp J15RSTD 07001905 Not rated yet
Exhaust housing baffle 0339383 is missing and i need accurate measurements so i can manufacture a new one. These fit small motors 1995 onwards. These are …

Johnson 70 tlcur 1987 Not rated yet
The motor will start the idle seems low when you put in forward or reverse it stalls unless you do it real fast if you do get in gear without stalling …

2004 Johnson 60 hp  Not rated yet
Engine has always run great...starts immediately, etc...I was about to drop it in the lake and was running it on the trailer with water and discovered …

1981 35 hp Johnson long shaft tiller handle Not rated yet
I'm wondering if I could take the power head off of my 81 35 hp long shaft and put it on a 97 35 hp short shaft. My reasoning is that I need a short shaft …

J10TBL4SOB Not rated yet
I have a 2005 9.9 Johnson that set for roughly 6 months, motor ran fine before I put it up for the winter, I did everything to winterize it, after pulling …

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Johnson 25R79R Not rated yet
I'm replacing seals in my lower unit.Just wondering about drive shaft seals. Part #39 2 required. The old ones were both installed in Same direction. …

Johnson J70PL4ST 2003 Not rated yet
Hi, I hope you can shed some light on this issue. About 2.5 hours into a fishing trip my check engine light/alarm went off at idle. I had just run …

Johnson 50HP, AJ50TLENJ Not rated yet
My problem in short form, it wont start! Just bought the boat, a Bella 490R, with a Johnson 50HP. The engine started just fine without hesitation the …

Johnson 115 hp 1990 Not rated yet
I was loosing fluid from my tilt/trim from the manual screw. I changed the o-ring on the screw. When I tried to put the screw back in it wouldn't go in. …

Johnson, j115pxeem, 1999 Not rated yet
Having ignition issue, replacing ignition switch with OEM switch with kill switch. I don't have 12vdc coming to the switch. The red/purple wire should …

84 Johnson 15 hp outboard Not rated yet
Motors will not go back into low speed on handle. Was working fine, then all of a sudden it would not slow down. On closer observation to the motor, …

1987 Astro/Procraft 17ft 8in 150 Johnson VRO Not rated yet
My issue is that when I try to raise my trim while riding in water to adjust the ride. It will no longer go up. It was fine. Now the trim will rise up …

1980 johnson outboard engine Not rated yet
The engine starts right up and trolls like a dream. However I'm getting no top end speed out of it. It gets to about medium speed but that's it. It revs …

92 Johnson fastrike 150 j150Gleis Not rated yet
My pinion gear broke, so I replaced it and also replaced the shaft and gear assembly that sits on top of it. Put everything back worked great for awhile. …

1988 johnson 90hp vro Not rated yet
recently bought a tach (a VOD) for it and can not get it to work.The rectifier is new and I am getting hz on the grey wire that increase as the motor revs …

110 johnson 1987 Not rated yet
I bought this engine used. The title shows Johnson 110 1987. This engines cowling says 140. This engine has a bubble exhaust and a 4 blade prop. I …

1994 Johnson 150 Ocean runner Not rated yet
I have oil running out from under carbs and getting on transom bracket. Engine is starting to run erratically at idle but does fine on higher rpms. Also …

1991 Johnson 200hp J200STLEID Not rated yet
I just bought this boat. Don't know a lot about it yet. But I tried to start it and would not fire. So I checked the spark with a spark checker and got …

1996 15 HP johnson J15REDG Not rated yet
Motor starts first pull every time. Runs only 6-8 seconds then shuts off. starts again immediately runs for 6-8 seconds. have put new fuel lines cleaned …

2000 Johnson 50Hp with oil injection Not rated yet
Very difficult to start when cold. Good fuel, good primer, choking properly. Motor starts and then cuts out after 5 seconds multiple times. Following …

2005 Johnson 70 4 stroke Not rated yet
dumping excess fuel in one or more cylinders causing engine to flood and get in oil.

1987 johnson faststike 150  Not rated yet
there are holes in the side of the carb that gas is leaking out of on two of the carbs , the other 4 has like a jb weld like stuff over this hole but the …

johnson 40hp j40tplssm 2000 Not rated yet
Bucking at full throttle like its starving for fuel. Starts ok .. only cutting out at mid-full or full throttle idles fine. I pulled both carbs and cleaned …

Johnson 1996 60hp Not rated yet
Started the outboard couldn't run only on choke then cleaned the carbs, was very dirty put everything back on and running it and testing the cylinder if …

Mid 80's 2 cyl, 2 stroke Johnson 50 HP Not rated yet
I have a mid 80’s, 50 HP, 2 Cyl, Johnson I bored it 0.040 over, Wiesco pistons, milled the head 0.100 and installed performance reeds The compression …

1989-92 48 spl  Not rated yet
I had a 1983 35 hp 2 stroke on my 1983 Lund 16d pike with steering console and choke on the throttle. No power trim or tilt. It seized up but I found an …

Johnson, J5RLSS, 12/1999 Not rated yet
Hello, I just purchased a 1999 Princecraft Pro Series 142, I am trying to winterize this motor but I cant find any information on changing the oil or gear …

1997 ocean pro e200txeua Not rated yet
A little history: The engine started to lose rpm at criuse at 4100rpm. The engine would just slow down about 600 rpm. After a 30-60 seconds it would …

Johnson 140TLCRD 1984 Not rated yet
Well I guess I don’t really have a problem but a question on internal wiring. The question is I don’t quit understand why as the grey wire coming out …

1995 johnson 25 hp 2 stroke Not rated yet
Just purchased 2nd hand motor which starts fine runs great for 10-15 minutes at 3/4 throttle then coughs and splutters but doesn't stall. Drop throttle …

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Johnson 225 HP Ocean pro , J225PXSSR Not rated yet
Outboard will usually run fine when first operating. After a warm up period of an hour or more the problem surfaces. While coming up on plane the engine …

Johnson 90hp J90TSLECM 1998 Not rated yet
Starts and runs great when cold. After stopping and fishing for a bit it will not easily start. Acts like it is running out of fuel. Replaced all fuel …

Johnson 140 v4 1983 Not rated yet
Getting to much fuel idling and thru out I unhooked fuel supply line fitting at the motor after about 30 seconds it clears up idles good I got good compression …

Johnson, J40TTLEOD, 1995 Not rated yet
My motor has a keyed switch that once turned to on it will beep once. I believe that indicates something about the oil injection system ( which was bypassed …

1974 Johnson 85 Not rated yet
I have a 1974 Johnson 85 and the tilt is bad and it gets terrible gas mileage. Otherwise it is great after the first start. I'm looking at a 1982 115 …

1999 3cyl 35hp johnson Not rated yet
The motor starts fine and runs great for 10 seconds and then stops it doesn't cough and splatter it just sounds like the key gets turned off and it won't …

Johnson Ocean runner 150hp 1996 Not rated yet
Motor starts and runs but will die at idle after several attempts it will stay running and runs good at higher rpms but maxes out at 4500 rpms. Originally …

1964 Johnson FD 18  Not rated yet
Having fun putting this engine back on line after who knows what or who had it previously. It's in great shape but I am just wishing it was electric start. …

1984 140 Johnson Not rated yet
It will run at full speed for about 5 min. then it will just die, no chugging or anything, just like I shut the key off. then it will restart …

115 hp sea pro johnson Not rated yet
The boat runs wide open sometimes but then it will start missing at about 2000 or 3000 We have replaced sensors etc still can’t find problem any help …

Evinrude E35RLCND 1982 Not rated yet
1982 Evinrude 35 hp. Runs and idles fine at startup but, after it gets warm it loses a cylinder, top cylinder, at idle. When going to full throttle it …

Johnson, 225 ocean runner, j225txerm, 1994 Not rated yet
Hi everyone,, Just have a quick question should the auto prime shut off after engine is running or is there a pressure switch that turns it off and on …

Johnson, 225 ocean runner, j225txerm, 1994 Not rated yet
Hi everyone,, Just have a quick question should the auto prime shut off after engine is running or is there a pressure switch that turns it off and on …

1969 Johnson 55hp outboard  Not rated yet
Just replaced starter solenoid and took the boat out to make sure all was well. Engine ran fine for about a 2 hours. I had the kids with me and they wanted …

1969 Johnson 55hp outboard  Not rated yet
Just replaced starter solenoid and took the boat out to make sure all was well. Engine ran fine for about a 2 hours. I had the kids with me and they wanted …

1983 Johnson 115 V4  Not rated yet
Had boat out last weekend and ran great. Go to start it today and it turned but never cranked now my flywheel turn in slow increments when starting it. …

1983 Johnson 115 V4  Not rated yet
Had boat out last weekend and ran great. Go to start it today and it turned but never cranked now my flywheel turn in slow increments when starting it. …

J150EXEUE 97 Johnson 150 Not rated yet
Got a ‘97 Johnson 150 2-stroke this June & it has been using more oil than I think is normal & is smoking a lot over the past month. It’s not an air leak …

johnson 2002 70 hp 4 stroke Model J70PL4SN Not rated yet
This engine has run beautifully. I noticed my check engine light on sporadically. I checked for a code and got 1-5. That is for exhaust temp sensor. I …

1984 Johnson 140 hp outboard Not rated yet
My Johnson 140 hp outboard suddenly looses power at high rpm after running perfectly for a while. I suspect it may be a bad coil or power pack. Your thoughts? …

Evinrude 1988 15hp E15ECUD  Not rated yet
Engine starts idles and runs fine with plenty of power for 10-15 minutes then shuts down without warning after about 10 minutes and muiltable tries it …

99 Johnson ocean pro 115  Not rated yet
No fire on any cylinder. I have checked the kill switch wire (black/white) it's good. Have checked resistance on coil packs . It seems the top coil is …

99 Johnson ocean pro 115  Not rated yet
No fire on any cylinder. I have checked the kill switch wire (black/white) it's good. Have checked resistance on coil packs . It seems the top coil is …

J115GLECM johnson 1998 Not rated yet
My oldest son and I were fishing, took a trip 5 miles up river. Leaving to go back motor wouldn't throttle up. Played with primer bulb. No help. Idled …

1983-15hp Johnson - J15RCTA- -E5766475 Not rated yet
motor sat for one year due to health sat in basement. I could not get it to start without using starting fluid...i replaced the fuel pump, both gas lines, …

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Johnson 75 hp 1982 J75TLCNB Not rated yet
Hi motor was running great then it started clinking or knocking but was still runnig kinda whent away got to the launch and it died would not start. Got …

1994 Johnson 60 hp VRO Not rated yet
I have a houseboat with two 1994 Johnson 60 hp VRO motors. Both were re-built one in 2017 and one in 2018. Neither have ever run the way they should …

1981 Johnson J10RCID Not rated yet
While testing in a tank after replacing power pack and coils, the engine seems to run fine at idle, a little smoky, but runs fine, except - after it warms …

Johnson J10RCID Not rated yet
While testing in a tank after replacing power pack and coils, the engine seems to run fine at idle, a little smoky, but runs fine, except - after it warms …

2000 Johnson J90PLSS Not rated yet
Motor will not start when tilted down in the water but if you trim all the way up it will start instantly.Boat techs say they have never heard of anything …

1996 88hp Johnson spl  Not rated yet
The engine will idle great and cranks perfectly fine but under a load of more than an idle motor has no power nor can it plain out and Boggs really bad …

johnson J35ELCTS 1983 Not rated yet
Engine starts and idles fine. Under power off idle the engine feels like it drops a cylinder. Runs rough and shakes. As soon as you increase the throttle …

1999 Johnson 115 2 stroke Not rated yet
Just bought the boat (pre-owned). It was a week or more before i could take it out. I started the engine in his driveway with muffs on and it ran strong …

2000 Johnson Ocean Pro 150hp Not rated yet
Engine fires up and runs great but at idle or just in gear like you are in a no wake zone, the engine runs for a minute or two then stalls. It's like it …

Johnson, 70hp, 2000 Not rated yet
Won’t start, checked for spark , only #1 was getting spark , changed coils around it fired on all 3 and we fired up and went fishing , one week later no …

j130txaor 1995 Not rated yet
alarm sounds continuous when key turned on and when running. I unplugged the vro and alarm stops. I unplugged oil tank line and alarm stays on when running …

Johnson j225txeta 1993 Not rated yet
Boat motor was running fine. I flushed engine with motor running and water muffs attached. I mistakenly left the key in the on position and the batteries …

Johnson, 20R71S, 1971 Not rated yet
Replaced one of the coils yesterday and put flywheel and pull cord back together. Torqued flywheel to 45 ft. lbs. Engine usually starts with first try, …

Johnson model J15EEOD, 1995. serial number 3755672 Not rated yet
I'm the original owner of this nice motor which has served me very well. I thought it had a lot of life left, but I have encountered a problem and I cannot …

Johnson 35hp 1989(?) Not rated yet
I changed the water pump now propeller turns rather fast when in neutral. I've tried adjusting the shift linkage nuts behind the intake screens but do …

1999 Johnson 35 hp model J35RL3EEM Not rated yet
Motor Starts and runs good for several minutes then stalls. Usually starts right back up run for a few then stall again. This will happen on slow speeds …

Johnson 25hp J25TESOM 2005 Not rated yet
Stored for 18 months. Tried to start but seems like there is too much compression to turn over. I took the plugs out and it cranks fine. Put the plugs …

1989 Johnson 60 HP Outboard J60TLCEA Not rated yet
My motor runs a little rough at idle and when I accelerate hard it sputters on the low end. Once it get going it accelerates pretty good mid range and …

Johnson 6HP rest unknown Not rated yet
Hi, wondering if there is any way to identify engine year without the identification plate. I recently purchased engine 2nd hand and now realise the identification …

1989 Johnson 40 VRO Not rated yet
i have a 1989 Johnson 40 horse power VRO. the VRO pump has been removed by the previous owner. I am the second owner and this motor has very low hours. …

Johnson Model J150PXSTM Year 2003 Not rated yet
Exhaust housing Cover, mount bracket lower was cracked. I removed the cover and discovered the rubber mount lower was hard and pushed out. How do I get …

Johnson Model J150PXSTM Year 2003 Not rated yet
Exhaust housing Cover, mount bracket lower was cracked. I removed the cover and discovered the rubber mount lower was hard and pushed out.

Johnson vro 110hp 1990.  Not rated yet
Thought it was a spun prop. Bought new prop and still doing same thing. Start fine and boat accelerates thru half throttle and into full throttle. Then …

1994 Johnson 115hp fast strike two stroke  Not rated yet
Recently purchased a 94 Stratos bass boat with a 115hp fast strike two stroke motor. The guy I bought it from said it had stopped pulling oil. He “bypassed” …

J175GLEUC 175HP Johnson Fast Strike Not rated yet
Just bought a used Four Winns Horizon 190 boat with 1997 175HP Johnson Fast Strike. Guy said the motor ran great. Ran it on muffs in his yard, no problems. …

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2000 Johnson 90hp Ocean pro 2 stroke Not rated yet
Hello, I have a 2000 Johnson 90hp Ocean Pro 2 Stroke on an 18ft Key Largo CC. The prop on it is damaged and I need to purchase a new one. I cannot run …

2003 johnson 115hp, model # j115pl4sr,  Not rated yet
Last year boat would start & idle ok, run to 10 mph, under a load it would starve for fuel, i took it to a boat mechanic, he replaced low & high pressure …

1980 Johnson 175hp  Not rated yet
Took boat out and ran fine until I stopped for one last bass attempt, and didn't fire at all. When removed cal at house I discovered all 6 coils were …

Johnson, J90tslecm, 1997 Not rated yet
I have a 1997 Johnson 90hp SPL. This morning I tried to take it out and it was very nice hard to start and once I got it started it tried to die when …

1993 Johnson 200hp model TXETF Not rated yet
Shift interrupt switch malfunction. I have two questions. 1). Should the shift interrupt switch go to ground (show continuity) when depressed to drop …

Johnson J90ELECM 1998 Not rated yet
Runs fine at and all day at 4000-4500rpm but when in the open and running at 5000-5500+ for 5-6 mins motor slows or cuts out as like it has gone into factory …

Johnson 150, J150STLCCA 1988  Not rated yet
When I put my motor in forward gear it grinds and sometimes goes into gear, and sometimes I have to manually move the shift arm forward to get it in gear? …

Johnson electric seahorse, RXE-11A, C367713 Not rated yet
Just been give this outboard motor that was found in a friends shed, it’s in rough shape, but hopefully be able to strip, clean and get it running. Any …

Johnson 50horse 2000 Not rated yet
First time it was running fine and just quit. Since water was splashing on the cowl, I thought maybe something got wet.After setting a day, it started …

87 40hp johnson  Not rated yet
Lower unit barring? A drive shaft barring went out in a lower unit 40hp 87 johnson I will have to double check I believe it is part #2 on the part look …

johnson 9.9hp Not rated yet
I have an older 9.9hp Johnson outboard. It starts and runs good below 1/2 throttle. Above 1/2T it bogs down like the choke is on. If you remove the cowl, …

Johnson, 9R-71R 1971 Serial# J3400658 Not rated yet
Recently overhaul carb. and replaced new points and condenses. This motor start easy and run great at any speed until I put the cover over the motor, run …

1996 johnson 40hp Not rated yet
Under load motor surges or cuts out not all the time but otherwise motor runs great ideling is good even in the driveway with muffs on it runs good need …

Johnson J15TE4ST 2003 15 hp 4-stroke Not rated yet
I just bought this boat and motor and I cannot figure out how to put the motor down so it hits the trim pin. I have owned several outboards and cannot …

1993 johnson 150 fast strike Not rated yet
started the engine and noticed it smoked more than it should after winter. also notice some oil coming out of exhaust.is this something I can fix or I …

96 johnson 90 ocean runner.  Not rated yet
Was trimming motor down and trim stays engaged. Pulled the two relays on top and it stopped. Plug them in and it starts again. Are the relays the problem? …

Evinrude Johnson, 85ETLR77S, 1977 Not rated yet
Have a damaged connector where the upper tilt line assembly hose connects to the ram cylinder. Wondering if I could replace the ram cylinder with a modern …

johnson J115TLEOR 115 hp 1995 Not rated yet
Is there a way to set the wot timing without the motor running? I know on merc you set it at like 2 or 4 ° less than it is when its running, can I do this …

2000 Johnson 40 hp Not rated yet
Hi, I purchased my Carolina skiff last year. It came with the 2000 Johnson 40. The motor has ran flawless up until about 6 weeks ago. I started it up, …

johnson 88special 1996 Not rated yet
After changing shift and throttle cables, shifts and accelerates fine, shifts into reverse but will not accelerate.

Johnson, 200, 1993 Not rated yet
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. …

Johnson, J150EXEDB, 1996 Not rated yet
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 …

1999 Johnson outboard 2 stroke Not rated yet
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 …

1982 Johnson 75 hp Not rated yet
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 …

1996 150HP Johnson  Not rated yet
not shifting into forward not sure if problem is at the shifting handle or on motor where wires connect

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1976 Johnson 85 hp Not rated yet
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 …

1997 Johnson 150 Faststrike Not rated yet
Carb bowls were leaking at the bottom where the small “bb” seals a passage in the bowl. I cleaned the area off and sealed with 3bond engine rtv. Nothing …

93 Johnson 70 HP 3 cyl. Idle problem Not rated yet
Have a 93 Johnson 70 HP 3 cyl. Starts and idles all day long until you trim down the deeper the exhaust goes the slower the idle. After 20 secs or so with …

Johnson 140 lower unit Not rated yet
have a johnson 140 motor runs great but when put it in gear hear a loud knocking noise. does it only in forward gear reverse no noise. i know it is coming …

Johnson 40hp Not rated yet
I have a 1991 johnson 40 hp it starts and idles fine but when you give it throttle it starts to surge. Only when it is cold like when you first get on …

40 hp Johnson blogs down under a load  Not rated yet
I have 40 hp Johnson outboard that began to lose power when running on plane last year. It’s like the fuel line would become clogged or something. It wouldn’t …

2000 Johnson Oceanpro 115hp Alarms/Buzzers not working  Not rated yet
I have a 2000 model Johnson Oceanpro 115hp I seem to remember that when I first turned the ignition key I would hear alarm/buzzer. I just realised …

115 Johnson ocean runner Not rated yet
Always have trouble starting. When i finally get it started for the fishing outing and then start it again during the course of the day as long as it is …

2005 Johnson 40hp overheating Not rated yet
During my annual week long trip to Canada my 2005 40hp Johnson made the continuous beep alarm on 2 different ocasions. Both times was when the boat was …

90 Johnson OMC tilt trim wont build pressure  Not rated yet
My 1994 90 Johnson OMC tilt trim wont build pressure to raise the motor. I have topped up the fluid. The motor whirrs away same as ever if you lift the …

1989 40 Johnson workhorse shift rod issue Not rated yet
I have a 40 hp Johnson workhorse I bought a used 1989 Lowe pontoon 19 foot that it was on it had not been run in a couple of years. We finally got it running …

1993 Johnson Fast Strike 150 warning horn comes on steady Not rated yet
I have a 1993 Johnson Fast Strike 150 (Model VJ150GLET) that has a situation of when ever I turn the switch on,(not to the point of cranking) the alarm …

1981 Johnson 15 hp Not rated yet
Can anyone help I have a 1981 johnson 15 hp it has been a faithful running lil motor till this past weekend was gonna take it out on a fishing trip so …

40hp Johnson When I turn the key I get nothing Not rated yet
I just bought a 1990 Bass Buggy with a 40hp Johnson motor. Someone has tried to take the motor by cutting the electrical and hoses. I have made the repairs …

Johnson. 90 water leak Not rated yet
Just rebuilt powerhead on 89 johnson 88 hp with jet. Upon accelerating, water pours up the pivot shaft like a garden hose. Seems like the impeller is pumping …

Johnson fast strike  Not rated yet
1997 Johnson 150 Fast strike starts and runs great the all of a sudden it will only run 1/2 speed mane 2000 rpm and while running it will serge and boost …

90 HP Ocean Pro Johnson sputters  Not rated yet
Okay so here is the problem. The Engine starts and runs great, can even get up on plane with no problems. I run it a good 15 min and then suddenly it starts …

1982 sea-horse johnson 75hp trim and tilt fluid leak Not rated yet
i have a 1982 sea-horse johnson 75hp outboard motor. I thought my trim and tilt motor was bad. thank fully it raised up for enough trailer it home. when …

1991 140 Johnson outboard  Not rated yet
Have above on my 201 Mako. Starts, idles. But coughs and quits when I get up on plane. Water separator changed. Gas looks ok. Thought I had fouled my …

1977 Johnson 115 hp outboard fuel problems Not rated yet
1969 sidewinder lo-pro 16 with 1977 johnson 115 hp outboard. starts easy idles a little rough when cold idles good when warmed up. will take off realy …

Johnson 1978 model 70hp  Not rated yet
Hey I have a 1978 70hp Johnson took the boat out on the weekend and the prop broke I have now taken the prop off it says in the centre that it's a 14 x17 …

1976 Johnson 70hp prop slop Not rated yet
I have a 1976 Johnson 70 hp that I noticed has a lot of play fore and aft on the shaft. I have a manual for this motor but couldn't find any specs on what …

1990 140 hp johnson outboard-model #J140tlase Not rated yet
Just bought this outboard to put on my boat from a marine service center. Compression is 145 per cylinder. Starts up every time after launching. The first …

Fuel pump on 90hp Johnson 2stroke outboard Not rated yet
The VRO only boat went bad so my boyfriend, on recommendation from a local boat mechanic, installed a fuel pump. I'm not certain as to the size, pressure, …

60 hp jonson wont start Not rated yet
Have a 1985 cobia w/60 hp jonson. It wont start. when turn key nothing. Batery charged. Found couple wires hanging wherw console is. Have no idea what …

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1991 johnson 60hp 3cyl. Not rated yet
at trolling speed (3mph) it seems to get too hot. i already replaced the water pump about a month ago. i"ve trolled in the past and did"nt have any problems. …

johnson 175 fast strike motor Not rated yet
i have a johnson 175 fast strike motor that hasn't been starter in over two years. What do I need to do before i try to start it. the motor was completely …

1989 Johnson VRO 200GT Not rated yet
Motor is hard to start, you have to choke it every time. The ignition sticks when you try to start it sometimes. When you put it in gear you can feel …

1989 Johnson 150 GT runs good on idle will not plane Not rated yet
I bought this boat and the boat starts fine idles and revs up good took it to lake started out on idle pressed the hot foot and it pull the front of boat …

60 HP Johnson stalls Not rated yet
I can take my motor from starting to WOT. Runs great at around 5000RPM. If I stop the motor to float a while then restart it I can again go WOT BUT then …

1989 40hp Johnson 2 cylinder outboard Not rated yet
I have a situation where on tower on the coil pack has a weak spark and the other has no spark. I removed the coil and wold like to bench test it. Does …

Johnson 200 hp 1998 outboard Not rated yet
went fishing the other day. cranked my motor and headed out. got to my first spot and fished for about an hour. when I cranked up it was a drag on my motor …

40HP Johnson Low Boy - Primer solenoid  Not rated yet
The primer solenoid switch has to be turned to manual and an audible click heard. before setting it back to the auto position to start the 1990 40HP Johnson …

1998 johnson 25 3 cylinder Not rated yet
I have a 1998 Johnson 25hp 3 cylinder that is not running right. Every time I start it up it will run fine for a few seconds and then start bogging down …

50 hp johnson 73 outboard  Not rated yet
I ran it a week ago and it ran fine! Went back to the river a the other day and it wouldnt crank. Not getting fire to plugs and already changed both coils …

175 johnson ocean pro reverse throttle Not rated yet
Ive been working on a 97 175 ocean pro johnson outboard and took it to the water today went to unload it from the trailor and put it in full reverse the …

1983 35hp johnson Not rated yet
the problem im having is when im crusing in the lake once i get to a higher speed the motor kicks! Almost like its hitting something under water? but at …

1993 Johnson 150 Power Pack keeps going out Not rated yet
I have owned the boat for two years (a 1993 Cajun bass boat with a 150 Johnson outboard), and have had the power pack and coil replaced each of the two …

johnson 225 OB will not start Not rated yet
I have an an early 90's Johnson 225 Outboard motor on a Proline 23 fishing boat. We are currently restoring the boat and working on the wiring as well …

johnson 90 hp cold starting problem Not rated yet
1998 johnson 90 hp starting problem when cold,replaced primer solenoid,adjusted timing,attempts to start and then cuts out.once engine is warm performs …

96 johnson 150 faststrike control issue Not rated yet
While throttling up or sometimes down, the engine cuts out intermittently. I've checked the neutral safety switch on the throttle and it checks out ok... …

Johnson 25 HP 1974 Electric Start Not rated yet
My Johnson 25 HP has been stored in my garage for 12 years and I now have opportunity to sell but wondering IF it will run and how to treat it should it …

Johnson VRO 40 motor Not rated yet
I'm new a power boating and have a couple of questions recently aquired a 1987 galaxy w/john vro 40 motor in very nice condition was completely gone thru …

93 johnson 60 hp fuses Not rated yet
I was wondering if has any insight as to what fuse would i use on the red (hot) cable on this motor? I was on the lake and the motor just died would not …

Johnson 2hp pull start won't engage. Not rated yet
The pull rope pulls fine and recoils fine. The clutch inside the cover will not engage. I can move the arm on the clutch by hand, but pulling the rope …

2003 Johnson 115 power loss under load Not rated yet
The motor was running at 5500 rpm and suddenly lost power and top rpm was 4000. Had fuel system cleaned and checked and 2 carbs rebuilt. Mechanic stated …

Johnson 115 2004 Not rated yet
Engine runs fine when at idle and at high rpm up to 1 hr. running under load. Then engine begins to die and surge finally dieing. Temp is 140 C. Have …

Johnson 60 hp 1989 overheating alarm Not rated yet
we have a 60 hp Johnson outboard motor from 1989 with VRO2 pump. The engine has alarms for low oil, no oil and overheating. Now and then the overheating …

Johnson 40hp sitting up for 4 years Not rated yet
I have a johnson 40hp that has been sitting for 4 years and I am ready to get it back in the water any sugestions on what to do first or what might be …

40 HP Johnston Hooking up Steering Not rated yet
I have acquired an old 40 HP Johnston motor for my 15 foot fiberglass boat. The boat came with a Rack steering system. The motor used to use the Pulley …

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