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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: mercury outboard over charging
Your motor is fine. It needs to put out more than 12 volts or the battery will not charge. Most alternators put out between 13 - 17 volts, so this is well within the range.
Posted on May 29, 2009
With what you said.get the water pump done.A little bit of rubber is cheaper than metal.If the motor has a few years on it,the pump does need to be replaced.If the motor overheated after a few minutes,the pump needs replacing now.Yours sounds like it's on it's way out.A bit of sand etc. can do a fair bit.Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
If your propeller is OK, your lower unit will need some repair. It may be as simple as a clutch dog worn and not engaging the gear. Usually they give warnings of problems by jumping out of gear though.
Other possibilities are broken driveshaft, propshaft, or gears. If it goes into reverse the shafts are OK and the clutch and forward gear become suspect.
It was common for these engines to break at the top of the driveshaft where they were tapered.This would give you no motion at all and no previous warning of a problem.
Check the gear lube for metal particles and signs of water intrusion. I hope your repair is an easy one.
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
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