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I have a boston Whaler with a 25 hp yamaha 4 stroke, 2001 model on it. Engine ran fine in the river, brought it how and found the engine would not crank, absolutely nothing when you pushed the engine mounted start button. ** I disconnected the positive lead from the battery to the engine and started troubleshooting with an ohm meter. ** In the course of troubleshooting I noted that the 20amp fuse in the small black holder mounted below and to the rear of the solenoid had blown. **I replaced it with the on engine mounted spare. **When I started to reinstall the positive battery cable I noticed that there was obviously a current draw as there was some slight arching when the power cable contacted the positive battery terminal. **Since I have switched this motors controls from tiller steer to a wheel steer i have left the start switch on the engine but moved the kill switch and an on/off switch to the small center console. **Both the on/off switch and the kill switch were in the engine off position. **Other info: Obviously something is drawing current so i have left the battery unhooked. BTW the engine now does start and run when the starter button is pushed. I had noticed the day before that when i was test running the engine the evening prior to going out that my electronic tach stopped working. After noting the small sparks i tried disconnecting a few things and noticed the sparks stopped when the red wire to the ignition box was disconnected. ***Any clues as to what is wrong here??

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The neutral safety switch is located in the shifter housing.

Here is a link to a good article on this topic, that would beat an explanation from me.

Brian

Yes, it sounds like the NSS is the culprit.

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the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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I think for sure that the timing belt has jumped a tooth. This can happen if your water pump, or your idler pulley, which are driven by the timing belt, "locks up" for a second. Best advice: replace the timing belt (you should not "reuse" it, as once it slips a tooth, that tooth is now weakend. Also, check the feel of the water pump impeller-gear...if it feels gritty or does not spin freely, replace the water pump while you are in there. It's not much more work. Also check the IDLER pulley for the same feel. If it feels bad/does not spin free, replace it. One or the other caused your problem.
Let me know how it turen out.

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i would recheck wiring at stator.

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try looking for a broken wire or a wireing harness shorted to ground, the fuse blowing in the harness will lead you to it if you are able to see where the wire goes. you have a short somewhere may be the fuel pump, too

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