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    i was trolling all day and when we were going back to camp i give full throttle to get back on the other side of the lake and then the motor made a grinding sound and then stopped running. tried starting and wouldn't start can someone give me a idea what it might be . I'm new to this i don't no what to look for and the boat mechanics are tied up for 3 weeks . i want to get back on the water so.
    my motor is a 1986 johnson 15 hp
    please any suggestions

  • #2
    C heck your compression.

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    • #3
      Does the flywheel still turn?

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      • #4
        sorry i did'nt respond sooner i have'nt check yet had to work late. and i need to find someone with compression tester

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          Gas and oil mixed at 50:1 ?----Water pump impeller replaced recently or never to your knowledge.----How did it run for you on the last fishing trip ?

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