• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse

Help Tip: If you have a question that has not been answered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new thread of your own. By starting your own thread, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum members.

Below are some additional forum policies in hopes of all iboats members will follow, Thank you.

1. Please do not reply to old topics or hijack existing topics. Old topics of a technical nature are like a library book, Please do not write in them.

2. Old topics should be considered archives and used for reference only. Please do not reply to them.

3. Do not take over someone elseís topic (aka hijack) with your own question, even if it is similar. If you have a question that has not been covered to your satisfaction in the archives, it is always best to start a new topic of your own.

4. If you have a question for the original poster (OP) and the topic is over 30 days old, send the OP a PM, he may not even visit the forums any longer, or may not notice your question in the old topic.

5. By starting your own topic, you will receive the maximum number of views by forum helpers that may not even notice your question when itís posted at the end of someone elseís topic. And those answers will be specific to your particular issue.

6. Please do not post to topics that have been inactive for more than 3 months unless you are the original poster. We have very active forums and any topic that remains inactive for that long should be considered "dead". It is especially confusing when there is an entirely new question posted to an old topic.

7. Posting at the end of any topic is considered to be hijacking the original posters topic which in turn subjects the topic to be closed if it continues to happen thus not making it fair to the original poster in the future had for some reason he/she needed to return for additional information or provide an update of the problem solved which is always welcomed within a reasonable amount of time frame.

8. Please note that you should see a red banner pop up near the bottom of each inactive topic asking you not to reply to old topics. The Red banner will read: Please note this topic has been inactive for 90 days. For the best results, please start a new topic.

Thank you all in advance for doing your part in helping iboats run a smooth ship.

Additional forum rules linked below.
http://forums.iboats.com/forum-rules-guidelines-405/
See more
See less

How to check starter solenoid using multimeter

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • How to check starter solenoid using multimeter

    I have a 70 hp mariner, and am wondering how to test if my starter solenoid is faulty or not, i have diagnosed the ignition is fine, and the staret cranck over by shorting with a screwdriver, although when i turn the key nothing at all, although there is 12v on the ignition wires.

    i am belieive it is the starter solenoid but dont know how to test without buying a new part to test.


  • #2
    Re: How to check starter solenoid using multimeter

    The fact that your PT&T is also not working points to battery, battery cables or battery cable connections.

    Remove and clean both ends of the battery cables, with particular attention to where the battery ground cable bolts to the engine block.

    Good luck.
    sigpic

    Comment



    • #3
      Sign up today
      Re: How to check starter solenoid using multimeter

      To test the soleniod you would want to connect the red lead from your meter to the small positive terminal on the soleniod and check for voltage when the switch is turned to the start position. If you get 12 volt there then your switch is probably OK. Move the red lead to the negative side and try again, if you still get 12 volts then you have a ground issue to find. You should not read voltage on the negative side. Last read across the negative and postive sides at the same time, if you get 12 volts but the soleniod does not pull in then replace the soleniod.
      Turbinedoctor
      1984 merc 90hp inline 6
      1984 Wellcraft V-20 Center Console
      DISCLAIMER: I hear by guarantee this information to be worth what you paid for it.

      Comment


      Working...
      X