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I have a 2000, ficht 225 evinrude motor that won't start all the time. It started when I went fishing at night, used a spot light that ran the battery down to where it would not start the motor. I tried to jump start it with another battery with no success. I got the boat home charged it overnight and it started just fine. Later that week I started to go fishing and when I got to the lake the motor would not start. I have replaced the kill switch and bought a new battery to help with cranking amps. A mechanic has taken the computer out four times and sent it to a shop in Alabama. When they tested it they found nothing wrong with it. The problem still exists. I am going nuts trying to find out why the motor won't start sometimes.

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I have the same problem--let me know if you find a fix! special_k225@yahoo.com

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