RE: [omc-boats] Starter Assist Solenoid follow-up

From: Gregory B. Fell <gfell@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 09:27:17 -0500

Thanks for the replies. I think Iíll give it a try.

 

Gregory B. Fell

The Fell Law Firm

3300 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 700

Dallas, Texas 75219

PHN : 972-488-8177

FAX : 214-219-4218

HYPERLINK "mailto:GFELL@..."GFELL@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Subject: Re: [omc-boats] Starter Assist Solenoid follow-up

 

Hi Gregory,

 

>>Here are my questions:

 

1. Is there a wiring bundle/harness available or am I
looking at individual wire replacement? I looks like a bundle is in there
right know because it is clearly machine wrapped.

2. Three of the four wires that connect the Starter Assist
relay are INDIVIDUAL replacements, and are NOT part of any other wiring
harness or bundle, other than having tape wrapped around them.

3. They are:

4. 1) RED - (heavy) 14 gauge to 12 o'clock position
(BATTERY) on Main Starter Solenoid

5. 2) WHITE/RED STRIPE ((heavy) 14 gauge to 3 o'clock
position on Main Starter Solenoid

6. 3) BLACK(?) 16 or 18 gauge (smaller) to ground next to
Starter Assist Solenoid
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7. 4) Only the WHITE 16 gauge (smaller) routes back through
control harness connector. The same connector that carries the shifter and
tilt wires. If you boat is one of the later models with the two round
(Yellow & Black) engine connectors the white wire comes out of the YELLOW
connector.

8.

9. >>Is this a DIY project? Iím pretty capable; but, I
donít have the desire or skill to remove major engine components in order to
get to connections.

10.

11. I did this job myself last winter and I would say it EASILY
falls into the DIY category. It's a job that will take you a couple of
hours, but You don't need to remove any major parts. You do need decent
lighting and easy physical access to the starboard side of the engine.
Here's a brief description of how I did mine.

12.

13. WARNING: ALWAYS START by COMPLETELY REMOVING THE
BATTERY!!!

14.

15.

16. a) Remove the Starter Assist Solenoid. Draw a diagram of
how all the wires connect. Just remember the large wires go on the relay's
heavy terminals and the small wires go on the relay's small terminals
(HYPERLINK "http://hhscott.com/evinrude/wiring.htm"Reference Diagrams are
available on my website.)

17. b) Remove the tape that bundles the three wires coming
from the stern (or from the Main Starter solenoid)

18. c) Remove the large RED and WHITE/RED wires from the MAIN
STARTER SOLENOID (again noting their terminal location).

19. d) Check the overall condition of the small white wire
that eventually routes back to the CONTROL connector, if you are lucky this
wire will be fine (mine was). If you haven't been living right and you do
find this needs repair, then you'll need to splice in upstream (toward the
stern) a new section. It is highly unlikely the existing wire is rotten very
far. Again, this is the wire that runs back to the helm to the key-starter
switch. If you have the later (1969) model it also has to run thru the
neutral-safety switch in your shifter.

20. e) With the three remaining wires, you now simply need to
duplicate them now on the workbench. If you don;t have the crimping tools or
don't feel comfortable building new replacement cables, take them into any
automotive electrical shop and they'll duplicate them for you. Heat and oil
take their toll, not to mention potential corrosive effects, so I'd grab
Ancor Marine grade wire and decent self-sealing crimp-connectors but that's
probably overkill (and the originals lasted almost 40 years).

21. f) Re-assemble correctly. You can retape and use
split-loom to help protect your new wires.

22.

23. Wiring is pretty straight-forward and is well documented on
these boats (most boat builders never document their wiring). It also tends
to get neglected and often over-looked in diagnosing problems. It seems
daunting, try to break it down into the individual circuits or subsystems
and tackle them one at a time.

24.

25. Good luck and let us know how you are progressing.

26.

27. Lee Shuster

28. Salt Lake City

29.

30.

31. ----- Original Message -----

From: HYPERLINK "mailto:gfell@..."Gregory B. Fell

To: HYPERLINK "mailto:omc-boats@..."omc-boats@...

Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 7:18 AM

Subject: [omc-boats] Starter Assist Solenoid follow-up

 

I had previously written that I had diagnosed by starting problem to the
starter assist solenoid. I purchased a new one (only $13.00) and attempted
to install in this weekend. I started off being a very simple remove and
replace procedure. However, it didnít turn out that way. My wiring is so
brittle that any stress on it causes it to break apart. The wire on the
blind side (stern) of the solenoid had broken. I donít know if I did it
during the removal or whether that was the problem in the first place.
Bottom line, I need to replace all the wiring. Iím hoping to do some
patching to get me through the summer then do a complete replace over the
winter.

 

Here are my questions:

 

32. Is there a wiring bundle/harness available or am I looking at
individual wire replacement? I looks like a bundle is in there right know
because it is clearly machine wrapped.

33. Is this a DIY project? Iím pretty capable; but, I donít have
the desire or skill to remove major engine components in order to get to
connections.

 

Gregory B. Fell

The Fell Law Firm

3300 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 700

Dallas, Texas 75219

PHN : 972-488-8177

FAX : 214-219-4218

HYPERLINK "mailto:GFELL@..."GFELL@...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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