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ForceFive

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Hi, I've got a Force 120 with Merc controls and it always fired up then it wouldn't turn over even with a full battery and charger with start mode. I think it's the contact in the switch. Is there anything else I should look at or test? It's had a lot of use, it's a 1995 system, Thank You, Dave
 

jhebert

Master Chief Petty Officer
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Usually the safety lanyard switch does not affect the ability to crank over the engine.

Failure to even attempt to crank over the engine is usually due to a circuit discontinuity in the primary battery-to-engine wiring, or in the low-current ignition switch wiring. For suggestions of about 50 places to look for a circuit discontinuity, see

ELECTRIC STARTING CIRCUITS
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/ref...tricStart.html

Since the engine cranking circuit is powered by a battery, the first component to check is the battery itself.
 

The Force power

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Usually the safety lanyard switch does not affect the ability to crank over the engine.

Failure to even attempt to crank over the engine is usually due to a circuit discontinuity in the primary battery-to-engine wiring, or in the low-current ignition switch wiring. For suggestions of about 50 places to look for a circuit discontinuity, see

ELECTRIC STARTING CIRCUITS
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/ref...tricStart.html

Since the engine cranking circuit is powered by a battery, the first component to check is the battery itself.

This is very good & should be a sticky
 
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