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Did you lose it or can it be repaired?

Suzuki Boating | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

did you take off the top, cover.?
and see if the flywheel turns easy by hand, key in other hand?
my Mercury can be rope stated at the flywheel.
(make up a rope starter cord or buy one) ? we keep one on hand.

that clicking sound is the starter failing
99% is dead battery, caused,
A starter uses 10 times more current than accessors, so we use car battery known good and test the starter that way, and make sure the battery connectors are not rusty.(aka: corroded)
1: battery no good. or 2 connectors to it rusty.
2 starter bad or the solenoid that drives it.
3: engine seized.

Suzuki Outboards... | Answered on Jul 09, 2019

50:1 ratio for the Suzuki outboard motor

Suzuki Boating | Answered on Jun 16, 2019

To be safe get a marine mechanic to go over it to be safe.
In general they are a good motor.
Good luck.

Suzuki Boating | Answered on May 30, 2019

if you are happy with current propeller then take prop off lower unit and look on the backside of the should show size and pitch close to center

Suzuki Boating | Answered on Mar 04, 2019

Turn the carburetor upside down. The float should be level with the bottom of the carburetor.

Suzuki Boating | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

K. All outboards from the 1980's out have a built in kill switch. The most common problem for your issue is the shifter cable ( the one that puts you into forward ,neutral, or reverse) is stretched and you are not quite in neutral and are tripping the built in kill switch. Depending on the engine you will either not have anything happening when you turn the key or you will have zero spark or both. It is there to keep you from flying off the boat if you leave it in gear and forget. ... the second is corroded ground or loose ground on the engine or the battery. And third is a blown fuse at the engine end. To check if the problem is your shifter cable , just detach it from the engine and manually place it in neutral by grabbing the shift leaver located on the motor then try starting it again. If thats the issue then adjust the cable and order a new one and have it on stand by.. Throttle cable also. Both usually need to be replaced at the same time.

Suzuki Boating | Answered on Dec 20, 2018

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