View Full Version : Starter Buzz

07-24-2008, 07:17 PM
Just pulled the boat out of storage from the winter (wonderful no wake zones around here keeping it locked up), charged the battery and tried to turn it over and only got a distinct buzzing noise from the starter. At this point i figured it was a low battery so I jumped the boat to a car and still got the same result.

It isnt like a clicking sound either it sounds like an electrical buzz. (arcing of some sort)

Any ideas?

07-24-2008, 07:38 PM
i just recently had some electrical problems with my prostar. first i would check and clean all of your battery cable connections. make sure all of your cables are tight and clean at your starter relay/solenoid. also check at where the solenoid is attached to the engine and make sure it is clean and tight. im thinkin you may have a bad connection or cable if you hear arcing. can you actually see arcing somewhere cuz that would help you with a solution as to what the problem is.

07-25-2008, 12:57 AM
The buzz sounds like it is coming from internally in the starter. i will double check everything is tight and clean when i get off work tomorow just to be sure, it wouldnt be the strangest thing ive ever heard of for sure though.

07-25-2008, 02:27 PM
I would pull the starter an get it tested at autozone then. may need a new one. you can get it rebuilt cheaper than buying a new marine one. just make sure to tell them its for marine application

07-25-2008, 04:35 PM
I think i have it down to the starter solinoid. I tested the starter and it checked out okay. I am only getting 1 volt or less at the starter when i try to start but close to 13 volts of input.

Is my logic correct?

07-25-2008, 06:54 PM
you most likely need a new solenoid then... you should be gettin close to 13 volts at the starter if you have 13 V coming into the solenoid

07-25-2008, 07:52 PM
New solenoid did the trick, started right up

07-25-2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the help