Mercury Will Not Start!!!!!******

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by TheBrazilNut, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    Two weeks ago I took my skiff out to run some props. At the ramp it started right up and I ran(10mph) for about 100 yds. and the motor just shut off. I went through the usual stuff and it would not start and went back to the ramp. I had been out the day before with zero issues.

    The motor has been running rich so I re-placed the plugs, but it would still not turn over. Today I pulled and cleaned the carb, filters, fuel lines and checked everything I can think of.

    Still, will not start by electric or pull.

    Any Ideas? I also will pay for someone to fix this as I can't stand motor issues.

  2. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

    Sounds too good to be true but I had the same problem when my kill switch fried on me. May be a good place to start... Also make sure you don't have the grey mercury fuel line. If you do replace ASAP....

  3. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    I disconnected both kill switches and same thing. I re-connected them and the motor just does not want to turn over.

    Going to buy a meter and check the spark.

    Any other ideas?
  4. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

    stator , trigger ? ::)
  5. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    I get no spark from the either plug.

    Something is fried! I would not think that both ignition coils would go out at the same time right?

    Anytide, sounds like you are right.

    Stator and or trigger

    More ideas and next thing to do?
  6. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

    whats the model/ serial #
  7. Dillusion

    Dillusion devilray snob

    Check the powerpak?
  8. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    2002 Mercury 25hp 2 stroke with electric start.

  9. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    I took it to Mullins Marine and should have it soon working again. They pretty much know exactly what the problem is from a quick look.

  10. tntwill

    tntwill Hooking Lips is my life

  11. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    It was the stator. Will be here Wednesday and fixed Thursday.