1985 Force 85hp no power to starter or choke selenoid
had my boat out yesterday and it left me a mile up river after I couldn't get it started to leave from my fishing hole. Force engine model 856x5L, started fine after launching...sat and fished for an hour then when I went to leave it had a hard time firing up, turned over for a minute then nothing. I couldn't even get then starter to turn over or the choke to activate. So I swicthed batteries with the same results. The rest of the electronics on the boat are in working order except the stereo, which pulls it's power from the ignition key...so my guess would be a problem with the ignition key mechanism??
Any help would be appreciated.
Re: 1985 Force 85hp no power to starter or choke selenoid
Fuse was popped, I reset the breaker and hooked up the muffs and tried starting. Started hard, but had to choke engine manually b/c when I would depress key to activate choke the breaker would pop again. Bad choke selenoid?? or an underlying electrical problem?