lifting tiller kills motor?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by bw510, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. bw510

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    is this normal on a merc 25 4 strk or could it be kill switch wire issue? thanks
     
  2. Brett

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    Easy enough to check...disconnect the tiller kill switch wires from the circuit
    then see if it happens again. Use the cowl mounted kill switch to stop the engine.
     

  3. Gramps

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    Shouldn't happen. It sounds like the wires are grounding out in the tiller arm. Go with Brett's test, I would bet the wires are pinching near the tiller pivot point.
     
  4. bw510

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    cool.ill let you know what i find