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May 14, 2021

Mercury 200 Hp 2001 DFI

Dual engine 2001 Boston Whaler Outrage 26 After several minutes of running at above 3000 rpms, the motor will enter limp mode with no audible beeps. After

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May 14, 2021

2008 mercury 175hp outboard

When i put the muffs on and run the motor water also comes out at lower case to upper case mounting area and the 2 small sqaure aluminum plates on the

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 30/40 four stroke

It starts no problem, it goes into forward and reverse with no problem and the prop turns on idle. However the engine will not rev in forward or reverse

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May 14, 2021

mercury pro sx 2016

my fuel pressure regulator is spueing gas, how do i remove it and put a new one on.i was told they are pressed on

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May 14, 2021

1995 mariner 150

Starts and runs fine until I try to Accelerate and it will not get up to RPMs but Sometimes it will and runs fine ???

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May 14, 2021

Mercury, 75HP/3cyl/2st, 1995

Well maintained engine ran great at start of fishing trip. While at full throttle, noticed momentary (quarter second) drop in power. Power drop started

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May 14, 2021

2005 Mercury 175 4 Stroke Supercharged

Went out fishing motor starting and stopping no problem all of a sudden tried starting motor wouldnt start and trim not working everything else lights

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May 14, 2021

05 90 hp oil injection mercury outboard

Stuck in reverse. It was getting harder and harder to shift so I started to live the shift rod from up to lower unit and started to free up then boom

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May 14, 2021

Mecrcury 115 hp 4 stroke year 2016

It will stall when coming off high speed run now and again. When my son moves the throttle around it will restart by it self????

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May 14, 2021

1992 mercury 4 hp 2 stroke

This motor was bought with an oil and water mix in the gear case. I did a pressure test and found air coming out from around the shift rod. None from the

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May 14, 2021

Mercury Optimax 2005 175hp

Stuck in reverse. When starts already in reverse. Also runs fine on plane (before reverse issue) but has trouble running at idle and cuts off.

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May 14, 2021

99 mercury 150efi

I go about half mile in slow speed then engine dies. Will turn over but not fire so I go back and squeeze bulb to find nothing in line I pump it up then

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 200 efi 1999

Bought a rebuilt motor. Have had it out 3 times. Same set up and prop. Barely comes out of the hole and Max's out at 5000 rpms trimmed out. Old motor would

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 90 hp 2 stroke 2001

When trying to start, the key just pulls down the voltage gauge. I removed the cowl and saw the starter spins but doesn’t pop up to engage the flywheel.

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May 14, 2021

2001 Mercury 90hp 2stroke

Fully charged battery, and when you turn the key nothing. Pulled cowl off and saw that the starter spins but it doesn’t pop up to contact the flywheel.

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May 14, 2021

2008 Optimax 90

I think it is important to mention my motor only has around 100 hours on it. On one trip, I ran the motor at a higher RPM than usual. When I pulled the

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May 14, 2021

1999 Mercury 2 stroke 40 ELPTO

The motor starts fine when cold but after running the motor for awhile, it will not start back up. Planning to take it to the shop but would like to know

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 15 hp 4 stroke 15m 2008

This is manual start. I want to change to electric start. Are there any suggestions

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May 14, 2021

optimax pro xs 2018 250hp

cruising at 5800 rpm then out of nowhere it drops to 1500 rpm for maybe 10 miutes and then goes again

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 40hp 4 stroke 3 cyl. 2010

My engine runs nice and smooth in neutral and reverse. when I put it in forward it runs rough. chugs and shakes. does not start running good until about

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May 14, 2021

Mercury, V150 2 stroke, 1998, OG654774

New power head, trigger, stator. Hi folks, I have been scratching my head on this one... a buddy brought me his blown up 1998 V150 2 stroke and a new

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May 14, 2021

Mercury, 200, 2010

Really slow oil leak. Had lower unit seal kit installed last November and put in storage. A month ago went to check on it and same problem existed. That

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 20hp 1988

Top cylinder does not work at low rpm, seems to at wot. While running a 14' deep-V aluminum with 1 other person it will get on plain at 20+ mph. I have

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May 14, 2021

Mariner magnum EFI 200 hp 1995

Motor will start when when launching, it will run good to my destination. I will shut it off fish for about an hour, try to start to go to another spot

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 115 Efi 4 stroke 2012

Changed water pump impeller…i now have oil leak/loss of oil. Could I have damaged crankshaft seal. How difficult to replace?

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 60 Four stroke 2018

Will not start in neutral, have to push button on side and rave power to start. Once started when trying to put back to idle, motor will die. So it will

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May 14, 2021

mercury optima 90elpto 2006

Battery not charging when running,ie; 12.4 volt when motor off. 11.6 volt when running and longer you run , lower it goes. 5 min running battery drops

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May 14, 2021

Mercury 115 Efi 4 stroke 2012

Changed water pump impeller…i now have oil leak/loss of oil. Could I have damaged crankshaft seal. How difficult to replace?

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May 14, 2021

Merc 2003 90ELPTO 2 STROKE

Starts for a moment then stalls out. Constantly. Changed fuel lines, filter, primer bulb.

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Apr 03, 2021

1996 Evirude 50hp E50TLED

I just bought a 14 ft 1985 bayliner with a 1996 50hp evinrude outboard. I'm having a problem with starting and then keeping motor idling. Once I get it

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Apr 03, 2021

1996 Evirude 50hp E50TLED

I just bought a 14 ft 1985 bayliner with a 1996 50hp evinrude outboard. I'm having a problem with starting and then keeping motor idling. Once I get it

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Apr 03, 2021

1968 40hp lark

Tried a new carb kit 3 times gas still gushes out of carb also beneath the carb left side were it bolts up there is a.third hole what is it for?

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Apr 03, 2021

1998 Evinrude 150 hydra sport 175LS won’t go into gear

I just purchased a great 1998 Hydra Sport 175. With a carburetor Evinrude 150. I’ve taken the boat out 3 times. Everything has worked like it should. Then

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Apr 03, 2021

115 hp evinrude outboard ,1978

The engine usually starts right up but, my last fishing trip it started running rough , became hard to get started then when it would start, when I let

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 2014 250 Pro XS 1251P73BD, SN 2B114383

Mid section paint issue, chalky paint on rear mid to lower areas of the midsection. Not to bare metal but def worn. 2nd owner of the motor. Just don't

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Mar 28, 2021

2005 mercury 90 elpto

Gas line comes out of lower cowling. Is there suupose to be bracket or something there? Serial # 1B022992 Thanks

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury 25 hp efi 2009

while motoring yesterday engine starting making some really strange grinding noises then shut down as if locked up. Able to restart but when I increased

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury, 60elpt, 2014

Engine starts but won’t stay running, I have pumped out all old gas ( non ethanol) and replaced with fresh non ethanol gas, replaced fuel line from fixed

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury 90 efi 2020

Last year I bought a 2020 Tracker pro guide sc16 with the mercury 90efi. during break in i could never get the motor up to recommended top rpm it was always

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 115 1998

Bought the boat last year and had it out all summer. No problems, stored the boat for winter in a heated garage. I took it out last Saturday, and when

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 2014 250 Pro XS 1251P73BD, SN 2B114383

Mid section paint issue, chalky paint on rear mid to lower areas of the midsection. Not to bare metal but def worn. 2nd owner of the motor. Just don't

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 90 HP 4 stroke command thrust

Brand new 2021 initial break in ran good for a few hours then all of a sudden would not idle down idling at 2000 rpm and throttle rough

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Mar 28, 2021

mercury v175 1976

trim up not working,changed solenoid still no work.help in diagnosing required.

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury xr4 1987

1987 xr4 Magnum ll. OB304074 Just had the entire trim assembly replaced with a newer style assembly. It’s much faster than the old one and when I bump

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 115 ELPTO 1999 model

Flywheel had to be replaced, and changed the stator and trigger at the same time. Now I only have sparks on cyl 1 and 2. Changed over the white and green

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 200hp 1998 efi

I was going around 40 across the lake and engine made a winding noise and lost propulsion and died. It would start back up but died when I put in forward

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Mar 28, 2021

Mercury 40 hp 4 stroke 2015 model bass tracker

Going into limp mode new fuel pump plugs fuel line has been on the shop twice and same issue runs good and then wont get over 3k rpms cranks right up even

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Mar 28, 2021

2013 optimax motor

It blew the ignition coil circuit fuse while it was idling and won't start. I replace the fuse and it blew as soon as it fired. Could I have a bad coil

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Mar 19, 2021

1995 Yamaha 40 hp TLRT 2 cycle 3 cylinder outboard motor

The motor starts and idles fine but when the throttle, 703 remote throttle control, is pushed to full throttle the motor will not exceed 2,000 - 2,500

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Mar 19, 2021

2020 Yamaha 4 stroke 70 hp tiller

Motor starts great runs smooth at all speeds, but when trying to use rpm limiter it shakes badly, dealer says this is normal, I said BS, Yamaha wouldn’t

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