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Postby jshow89 » Wed May 24, 2017 12:07 pm

I have a 30hp Johnson outboard on my fishing boat, I am starting to have a problem with the starter not rising up and engaging the motor head, this only happens after I have been using the motor some, the starter spins freely just doesn't pop up, if I take the cover off and tap it with a wrench it seems to work after that, just wondering if anyone else has ran across something like this and may have some advice
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Re: Outboard help

Postby River Monster » Wed May 24, 2017 2:20 pm

I had a similar issue with a frayed wire. Before i realized it was the wire i pulled the whole starter apart and cleaned it and checked for other issue
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Re: Outboard help

Postby pinerider » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 am

Try spraying some lubricant on the shaft that the starter gear is on. I had the same problem, sprayed the shaft, problem fixed. Can't remember if I'd used graphite spray or Moovit.

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Re: Outboard help

Postby Lunker Larry » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:26 pm

Just spray the crap out of it with WD40. Happens to my motor at the cottage. Drys out and binds.
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