View Full Version : starter is dragging

04-30-2008, 09:43 PM
I've had this boat for 3 years. It's a 1991 prostar 190. The boat turns over very slowly 2 out of 3 times. It almost sounds like it's not going to start but it always has. I put in new battery with more than the reccommended cranking amps, I had the starter rebuilt last year. The alternator is working properly. What else could it be. I've also checked and tightened all the cables that I know of. It's been frustrating, any help is appreciated.


04-30-2008, 11:05 PM
How are the connections? clean? Cables in good shape? Is it a cold vs hot thing or is it completely random?

05-01-2008, 12:09 AM
When you had the starter rebuilt, sis you clean the mating surfaces? That and the bolts is how the starter grounds to the block. Also, make sure the ground stud is tight, the nut is tight and the terminals are clean. Then, make sure the battery cables aren't corroded under the plastic jacket. If the terminal on either or both has been replaced, I would suspect that first.

05-01-2008, 10:21 PM
thanks guys, I'll check them again.
I checked prior to the starter being rebuilt.
I't's not a hot/cold thing. It's totally random.

Thanks again.