Tilting 115 hp 1973 Johnson up to travel

by Jim
(Klamath Falls Oregon)

Is there a way to relieve the pressure on the shock cylinders? or are all these engines extremely hard to tilt up?


Thanks, Jim

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1970 johnson 60 hp

by David
(Tacoma, Wa)

1970 johnson 60  hp

1970 johnson 60 hp

Ok si i installed a new AMP and coil on my motor still no spark i thien went back checked my points they are good propper gap. then i checked how i wired my amp and think that might be the problem. the new install sheet from CDI states i need to connect the black wire to the Points plate?? the the black white wire to the points which that one is self explaniorty but the points plate? are they refering to the base where the ground wire was grounded to the power head? this is what is confusing me. any help would be awesome

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johnson 88 speciel got fire wont start dont know if spark is strong enough

had it runing wont start back up seams to have spark new plugs and wiers

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Johnson 2005 90 HP Idle Adjustment

by Ray
(Portland, CT )

Where is the idle adjustment screw located for Johnson 2005 90 HP outboard 2 stroke with carbs.

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old 2hp johnson prop turns but won't go forward

by Adam

I just bought an old 2hp johnson, I can easily start it. My buddy hit a rock with it last week, now it still starts, but I can't go fast, the motor idles up really fast, but we don't move forward, and the prop is turning. Anybody know what to do with this

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Older Johnson 60 starts but will not idle.

by Dan Williams
(Sarasota , fl)

Johnson 60 Outboard

Johnson 60 Outboard

I recently had my Johnson 60 cabs cleaned and the motor starst and runs great when trottled up but at idle or low speeds dies. Seems like it is running out of fuel.

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johnson 115 96

motor hot light comes on AT 5000 RPM and motor chokes. Starts again fine with no light Any sugestions?

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70hp johnson takes time to move

by Huss Reds
(australia)

I have my johnson motor that has been having the same problem since i bought it.

the boat turns on fine sounds great but when it comes to putting the pedal to the metal it moves no more then 5 knots then after 2-3 minutes of it full throttle it will boost and hit maximum performance and then it will stay fine till the boat turns off but when you turn it on it can go either way, either be lazy or boost.

what we have done to the boat, well we had everything cheaked a several different marine places and they said, spark plugs, filters ect, everything in the engine has been changed yet its still happening the only solution i have at the monment is that we need to re-wire the whole boat (but it doesnt look that bad no cuts in the cables ect), maybe change the kill switch, or the bush inside the engine, i am almost certain that its a electrical problem.

if anyone has any advice or thoughts please share it with me.

thankyou

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1967 20hp Johnson

by Mike
(Madison, Mississippi)

Have run this boat 3 times now. Engine itself runs good. However, when running at higher rpm on the water, the motor jerks, as if it is trying to jump out of gear, and then back in? Reminds me of a car that has a slipping transmission so to speak. At lower rpm no problems. I am wondering if the shift mechanism is just not locking into place, but don't have a manual to see exactly what components are involved, or if a simple adjustment is required. Any help?

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Shift cable adjustment 2005 Johnson 90 HP

My shift cable adjustment is fine when engine is run on a garden hose in the driveway. When on the water the I must move the shift control slight past the detent position to get the engine to come out of gear. I suspect this has something to do with the back pressure when in the water. How do I make this slight adjustment to the shift cable? Any photos?

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1972 65HP JOHNSON STINGER

by LYNN
(RICHMOND VA)

1972 65HP  JOHNSON STINGER

1972 65HP JOHNSON STINGER

AT FIRST THE MOTTER RAN AND A BIT HARD TO START ANS SOME SMOKE, BUT THE STEERING SYSTEM BROKE .SO WE REPLACED THE STEARING SYSTEM. WE TOOK THE BOAT OUT AGAIN AND IT WOULDNT GET SPEED. AND FOUND IT HARD TO START AND SMOKED ,THE MOTER WOULD RUN WELL OUT OF THE WATER WITH A HOSE.CONNECTED. BUT IT STILL SMOKED . SO WE HAD THE CARBS REBUILT, PUT IT ON THE WATER AND AGAIN THE SAME PROUBLEM. WE FOUND 2 OF THE COILS WERE CRACKED NOW WE HAVE REPLACED THE COILS.PUT IT ON THE WATER AND IT WONT START TRYS TO TURN OVER BUT. WONT FIRE. WE ALSO REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS . WE HAVENT ADJUSTED THE CARBS COULD THAT BE THE PROUBLEM OR SOMETHING ELSE.

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2001 50hp Johnson has no spark

by Aldo
(Homestead , Florida)

Well this weekend the boat ran great, nearing the ramp and boat turns off, won't start, won't turn over.

Get it home, 12+ volts on battery, lights works,. Engine turns on and I flush the salt out of it. then hose the engine over since it seems to be getting salt water spray inside(starboard side). Turn it off and it wont restart, engine wont turn over .Dash lights do not turn on with key in the on position.

I start checking the battery terminals, clean them. Checking for voltage at switch, have it at "I" and "Start", (6 position terminal,push in choke.)Negative is weak at one of the "m" terminals. I connect a test wire to battery ground and the "M" terminal and engine turns over but no spark.

Replaced ignition coil, no start. Replaced power pack, no spark.

Whats next the stator? Tired of replacing parts...

Please help!! Aldo

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tilt n trim problem on 185 johnson motor

hi there,
just bought a ski boat with a 185 johnson motor the tilt n trim wont work just has a humming sound

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50 h johnson runs hot

by wayne
(lake city, mi)

my boat starts, runS, and sounds good. go across the lake and fish. it wont start back up. is the boat running to hot. what do i fix? I end up flooding it out. can you help. email me at waynowat53@yahoo.com thank you

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John 50 hp surges at low speed

by Johnny
(Dawson Tx)

I have a 50 hp Johnson about a 1983 surges when at idle. It has had the carbs cleaned three times by different rpair shops and it will surge at low speed. When I bought it a couple of years ago was told it ran great but never heard it run. The unit has 125 psi on top and 132 psi on bottom. I have check for vacumn leaks and cannot find any . Any ideas.

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CARBURETOR - 40 HORSE JOHNSON OUTBOARD

by enrique
(fort lauderdale florida)

I HAVE A 2000 40 HORSE JOHNSON OUTBOARD 2 CYL,I REBUILD THE 2 CARBS,SO I START THE MOTOR FOR ABOUT A MINUTE WHEN IT STOPS,THEN I START IT AGAIN AND IT KEEPS DOING THE SAME THING ALL THE TIME DONT KNOW IF ITS GETTING TO MUCH GAS IN THE CARB TO LITTLE,NEEDLE BE STOCK,SEAT BAD,CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO MAYBE THEAR. ARE MORE THAN ONE REPAIR ALL OF THE ANSWERS ARE WELCOME.ENRIQUE__THIS IS MY EMAIL:enriquesboat2000@yahoo.com

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