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Old 07-21-2018, 11:04 AM
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In need of some quick help

Sorry poor connectivity here, but I am at the lake and my 2000 195 won't start. The battery seems fully charged, kill switch is tight, verified neutral. I get a click from the starter solenoid but that is it. I have the charger on it. Ran fine when put away but it has been sitting for 30 days. Help is always appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:35 AM
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Seems charged? How many volts is it kicking out?

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Old 07-21-2018, 11:38 AM
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After you get the click, while still holding the key to crank, try tapping the starter a few times with a small hammer. Don't beat on it but give it some gentle persuasion

Edit, do this after you've checked the battery voltage during cranking. If your batteries are dropping to single digits during cranking that's your problem - harbor freight sells a cheap battery load tester also, handy to have around for these sorts of things
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:14 PM
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Thanks guys. I had the battery tested and it is good. I will try and get a multimeter and test as recommended.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:25 PM
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Definitely try tapping on the starter. It is common for an old starter to get a dead spot in it. If you tap on it while someone is holding the key in the start position and it takes off, it’s time for a new starter.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:32 PM
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Bad\dirty negative to the engine or battery,loose connections to the battery\starter...
Just giving you some ideas of things to check...
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:49 PM
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Update. Had wife hold key while I tapped. Engine turned over slowly but did turn over. I had the battery tested at nearby service station with a load tester and was told it was good. I will check the cables terminal connections etc and get back to you, This is really fun with a bunch of kids standing on the dock in life jackets and a new boom in the box nearby. Bugger!
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:33 PM
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If I had kids standing on a dock with lifejackets I would buy a new battery and throw it in based on what I read. Then some evening put a perko in so you have dual.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:02 PM
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I also would get new battery. Do you have a jumper pack?
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:42 PM
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Quick test assuming you carry jumper cables.

Jumper cable from ground on battery to ground stud on motor
Jumper cable from positive on battery to positive on starter.

Just had the same issue on my 2001 X-10. Turned out to be a bad ground cable that tested fine otherwise.
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