89 johnson outboard, elect. start, trouble cranking

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Old 08-23-04, 07:45 PM
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89 johnson outboard, elect. start, trouble cranking

Hello all. I have an 89 Johnson outboard, which I have trouble cold starting. It only cranks a little bit before quitting. I have to try numerous "short cranks" before I can get it to start. Is this the starter beginning to go, or should I look elsewhere?

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Old 08-23-04, 09:08 PM
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Matthew J Cejka

You may want to check the solenoid.
 
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Old 08-24-04, 08:10 PM
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How many seconds will it crank before it quits?
is it trying to start and throwing the bendix down?

does it just not crank.
check to see there is no water in the cylinders.
 
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Old 08-24-04, 10:29 PM
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It cranks for about a second, and Then a whirr, then nothing. After 30 or 40 short cranks I can get it to start, then it runs like a top. When it's warm I barely touch the key and it fires right up.
 
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Old 08-26-04, 10:27 PM
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charge the battery and lube the bendix
 
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