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No spark 1990 30 HP Johnson outboard ???? - Boating

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  • C.Allen Jan 01, 2013

    come on someone where do i start ? I put in new plugs.I won't to go fishing

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    I disconnected the the power to the kill switch, and checked for spark by turning the motor at the starter relay , Still no spark.

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    Where is the power pack, and how do I check to see if it is ok??

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    How do you hold the flywheel to remove the nut. I have a puller , but no flywheel holder.

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    A little history on how this started.We were mounting a rod holder on the boat rail at the left rear of the boat, and drilled into the power cable that feeds the lights ,fish finder ,etc.We had to replace the cable,as the cable melted before we could uncouple the battery.What parts could we have damaged??

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    More info .I typed in my model number to order a manual and i have a 1989 model !!!!

  • C.Allen Jan 03, 2013

    I was sussessful in removing the fly wheel nut by tapping on a short socket bar. I tried tapping a longer socket bar ,and as soon as I changed to the shorter bar the nut came off!!!

  • C.Allen Jan 07, 2013

    Now I an having trouble removing the flywheel. I bought a harmonic balancer puller, but so far the flywheel will not pop off?/My fly wheel takes 1/4 By 20 threads bolts which did not come with the puller. The bolts are small , and I am afraid that they break off ???

  • ray gallant Jan 07, 2013

    find a machine shop and buy hardened ones the right length and size.

  • C.Allen Jan 12, 2013

    The fly wheel popped off .We used a 2lb BB hammer with a hefty 2 whackds . My helper was also prying up on the fly wheel with a pry bar . Npw how do I check the power pack to see if it is ok? This ia a 1989 model engine with the igni , module is under the fly wheel..

  • C.Allen Jan 13, 2013

    The pry bar was just a large screw driver.The hefty swats with the BB hammer did the job !!!! --- I dis-connected the leads from the power pack to the charge coil, one of the leads attached to the charge coil fell into my hand /Maybe I found my no spark problem? I ordered a new charge coil today .I don;t have a peak voltage adaptor instrument so I am not sure the power pack is ok //

  • C.Allen Jan 16, 2013

    Can you check the power pack without using a peak voltage adaptor instrument with your multimeter???

  • C.Allen Jan 19, 2013

    No spark problem is solved .When we removed the flywheel we found one lead to the charging coil not connected .The power pack mounting screws were loose and contacting the fly wheel.The vibration between the two parts could have caused the loose coil wire? Any way we put it back together and it is working fine.!!! Thanks to everyone for your comments and support; Challe


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Check kill switch , possibly power pack failed

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Carbs probably need to be cleaned and re-built. Common problem in outboards that havent been run in a while

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May likely be one of two problems:

1. Fuel flow: Make sure fuel tank vent is open and not blocked while engine running. Check primer bulb is working and no air leaks along hose anywhere. Check function of fuel pump and ensure fuel is getting to the cylinders.

2. Overheating: Check engine isn't overheating and that water pump is operating properly while engine is running.

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