View Full Version : Starter Problem?

08-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Boat is 1991 Maristar 240 with 454 HO. Boat has 525 hrs. Last week after running boat on Friday, wife wants to ride and boat cranks for about 3 seconds, then quits. I try to start again and it will not turn over at the normal cranking speed and then just starts dragging. I remove starter and take to an excellent rebuilder and he replaces solenoid and says it looks good. I get back today and reinstall starter and it turns a little better but just will not crank. I replace battery which was 4 yrs old and it does the same. I have already ohmed out the safety switch and it is okay even though that should not affect starter speed. Does anybody have any ideas to correct this problem? I appreciate any advice.

09-01-2012, 10:02 AM
check the connections, voltage and battery cables