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i took the boy this afternoon to the secret spot and i was launchin the boat--i turn the key--no start--i just charged the batteries--the spinner thing that ingages the fly wheel is spinning but its not spinning hard and its not flying up to engage the fly wheel---also the power trim is extreamly sluggish and after a few seconds it desides to kick in and do its job--is this due to the small amount of green stuff on the terminals of my batteries --if so what is the best home remidy to clean the terminals--i was thinkin coke but is this a stupid idea--what do u recomend--or is there another poss problem involved-----i shoulda took mechanics instead of chasin girls when i was in school--lol--it all yalls fault ladies--lol--just jokin--also i learned im to old and to weak to hand pullstart my 125 merc--its 3 years old:dance:
 

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Mine did the exact same thing. It was a bad connection at the battery. Wire brush terminal cleaner will do the trick. I also learned very quickly that the pull rope supplied by Mercury in your cowling must be some kind of joke. Has anyone successuful pull started an outboard 125hp or larger?
 

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Hah! My dad's solution was a suggestive tap from a ball peen hammer on everything involved until something worked. It's probably your battery connection since your tilt and trim is sluggish too.
If it was only the starter, that would probably be the solenoid. (That is my guess and not meant to be taken as a fact. My mechanical mind is only about 4 years old.)
 

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Disconnect the cables from the battery. Clean the battery posts and the cable connectors real good with a wire brush. Reconnect. You can spray a light coat of WD-40 on the posts after everything is reconnected.
 

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haparks said:
--is this due to the small amount of green stuff on the terminals of my batteries --:dance:
Never, never, ever, ever let green goddess grow on anything electrical in your boat......:D
Bob
 

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wow i had no idea--the green stuff was not bad and barely noticable--but i took off all the connections to the crankin battery and cleaned them and found a grey hard to remove film on the copper connectors--i used wd40 then elbow grease and repeted several times and after i had completed both terminals on the crankin battery zoom it started with a breeze--thank guys for my lack of knowledge on this subject but u saved me a costly repair bill for somthing so minor--thanks again--i repete this process on my trollin motor batteries tomorrow
 

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Go to the auto parts store and buy a battery terminal cleaner, It is a small 2 part wire brush 1) for the inside of the terminal and 1) for the post. Only cost a few bucks and you will not believe how quick and easy it makes the job of cleaning your terminals and battery posts. It does a great job. Use it about once a year and you will nevery have a problem again.
 

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a small amount of die-electric grease(CLEAR-not white) on the terminals and wire ends will help prevent this.
 

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pull start

scotccrn said:
Mine did the exact same thing. It was a bad connection at the battery. Wire brush terminal cleaner will do the trick. I also learned very quickly that the pull rope supplied by Mercury in your cowling must be some kind of joke. Has anyone successuful pull started an outboard 125hp or larger?
i had a 225 hp johnson , one day while off shore about 5 miles the batt went south in 3-4 footers , we tryed and tryed to pull start it but had no luck , till the guy that was green and chuming over board got po'ed and wanted back in at 6'7 and 250 lbs we wraped the cord and told him to have at it he did it in 1 pull , i am not a light weight but i guess being sea sick gave him that extra RPM to pull it to start LOL, but it is almost impossable to do
 

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it is almost impossible to start one of those BIG motors by hand!

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i had a 225 hp johnson , one day while off shore about 5 miles the batt went south in 3-4 footers , we tryed and tryed to pull start it but had no luck , till the guy that was green and chuming over board got po'ed and wanted back in at 6'7 and 250 lbs we wraped the cord and told him to have at it he did it in 1 pull , i am not a light weight but i guess being sea sick gave him that extra RPM to pull it to start LOL, but it is almost impossable to do
 

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my yammi 250 came with a pull string , why ? i don't know , i guess to just give you hope if the battery goes south , we might have a 2cool rope start an engine contest some time
 
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