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Old 07-08-2018, 03:48 PM   #1
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Port Engine won't crank

Took a nice cruise today, anchored out and relaxed on a perfect summer afternoon. When I went to start the engines and pull up anchor, the port side would not crank at all(Yanmar 240). I get the proper voltage on the gauge so it doesn't seem like a battery issue. Any ideas are welcomed and appreciated.

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Port Engine won't crank

Check your neutral switch.. gear shift must be in neutral
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Check your neutral switch.. gear shift must be in neutral
Yes This^^^. Hold the key in Start and wiggle the shift lever.
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Yes, tried that. Electronic Shifter, neutral, push the safety, press start...nada.
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Voltage at the battery?
Could be a faulty neutral switch, we had that happen on a charter boat once.
Or faulty ignition switch (s)
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I do not know for sure if this represents your Yanmar start circuit.
Temporarily jump the B+ terminal to the S terminal with a jumper wire to prove the solenoid and starter motor work.


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