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The Mexican posted 07-04-2001 05:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for The Mexican   Send Email to The Mexican  
I have a 1982 evinrude on my 13' whaler that has recently developed starter problems. On the first start of the day the starter will kick over fine and if the engine catches great. Yet if subsequent starts are required it will kick over very slow as if there is not enough voltage to make it turn the engine over. The starter get very hot and will not turn over quick enough to start the engine. Lucky for me it pull starts on the 2 or 3 pulls. When running it puts out about 13 volts and I did charge the brand new battery to make sure it was not the culprit. Is there a rebuild kit for this or a place to get a new starter at a decent price. Any and all help is welcomed. Thanks
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 11:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Pull it and take it to any starter place for a rebuild.
gnrgunner posted 07-07-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for gnrgunner  Send Email to gnrgunner     
I have 1981 35 hp Evinrude that recently had a problem similar to yours. We had been using the boat on and off one day, when we pulled up to the dock for a minute and turned off the engine. Lss than a minute later, we tried to start it again and it wouldn't even turn over, but there was a faint buzzing sound coming from the starter. We ended up having to take the boat out of the water and going home. We went to a former Evinrude dealer who still repairs Evinrude motors. We left the boat there and within an hour, he had fixed the problem. Betweeen the starter and the flywheel, there is a "bolt" with a spring wraped around it. For some reason, it would slip down into the hole in the gear that the bolt passed through. This would then stop the small gear from turning, thus making the motor impossible to start. Repair cost about $50. Good Luck.
RSGAULT posted 07-08-2001 01:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for RSGAULT  Send Email to RSGAULT     
I would like to suggest checking your battery cables for corrosion. I have an 80 Evinrude 35 that the cables are very corroded and being replaced. Anything in an electrical circuit that increases resistance will reduce efficiency especially when it gets hot. I would also pay attention to the terminals at the battery and starter solenoid as corrosion and dirt build-up will reduce efficiency.
Bigshot posted 07-08-2001 06:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ditto on the connestions. I assumed he did all that. Try jumping the starter and see if it spins freely.
The Mexican posted 07-12-2001 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Mexican  Send Email to The Mexican     
I have been somewhat busy but I will try to jump the starter this weekend. I did check all connections. I cleaned and recoated in lithium grease. Thanks

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