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If it is like my Evenrude 4hp ‘light twin’ the answer is no. These motors are nick named ‘pull and go’. Before you start the motor besure to get the boat pointed in the direction you want to go.

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The engine stalls in neutral, at idle, only.

When your outboard starts right up, keeps running with throttle applied in neutral, but shuts down the moment you come back to idle speed in neutral, the issue is likely to be a sticky or broken AIS (automatic idle speed) valve.

Most boats must be in neutral before starting the engine. If your boat is in gear, the engine will not start, but other components like the lights and gauges will work. Verify the gearshift is solidly in neutral with the lever in the middle position between forward and reverse.
The crankshaft turns the main driveshaft running down the long spine of the motor. A small gearbox at the bottom of the driveshaft converts vertical spinning motion into horizontal spinning motion. The propeller powered by horizontally spinning gears powers the boat through the water.
The leading cause of outboard engine vibration is usually recognized as propeller damage, which can result from the prop being bent, broken, worn out, or not aligned properly. The prop can also experience vibration due to entanglement with fishing line and seaweed.
The basic idea of a neutral safety switch is to prevent starting a boat`s engine when its transmission is “in gear”. This prevents the boat from moving suddenly and unexpectedly when an engine is started and is a good safety feature. An unexpected sudden movement of a boat can be catastrophic.
Running-on is when the engine continues to turn after you`ve switched off the ignition because the fuel /air mixture is being ignited by a hot-spot in the combustion chamber .
Always warm up the motor thoroughly at idle before running at higher engine speeds. For the next eight hours you can run the motor in standard fashion but never for longer than five minutes at wide-open throttle.
What should you always do before starting an inboard engine? Before turning on the inboard engine, check for any smell of gas. If your inboard engine is powered by gas, the blower should be running for at least four minutes before starting the motor to ensure any hazardous vapours are fully dissipated.
Outboards start like a car; just tilt them down and turn the key. At least newer ones do. But it wasn`t always that way.
Vibration is almost always caused by one of four things: the engine, the shaft, the shaft supports or the propeller. In my experience, I have found that most boats` vibration problems stem from the propeller – but it is easier to look at the other areas first.
This can happen for a variety of reasons such as low fuel pressure, faulty fuel injectors or a dirty or failing idle air control valve. Low fuel pressure will cause the fuel injection system to provide less than the required amount of fuel needed for the car to run smoothly.
All modern vehicles have a neutral safety switch. The task of this switch is simple – unless the switch is activated, the starting circuit isn`t complete, and your car will refuse to start. Put simply, the neutral safety switch prevents the car from being started in any gear but neutral or park.
The switch prevents the engine from starting when not in park or neutral. This eleiminates the risk of starting an automatic car in drive or reverse mode. Located in the linkage or the transmission box, a bad neutral safety switch can cause irreversible damage to your car`s engine and transmission.
Low or high fuel pressure from a dirty fuel filter, defective fuel pump, clogged fuel tank strainer, bad fuel regulator or dirty/clogged fuel injectors can cause rough idling. Try replacing the fuel filter and add fuel injector cleaning treatment to your fuel tank to clean and hopefully unclog your injectors.
Carbonized spark plugs can lead to engine overheating and dieseling.
Re: Yamaha Motors – Prop spins while in neutral

On the hose the prop(s) will spin due to water pressure. Under water, the pressure should keep them from turning, or turning very little.

when motor is not running prop spins freely. so, even with the hubs unlocked, and the t- case in neutral, if the rear wheels are spinning, the front drive shaft will spin as well.
There is no harm in running your motor out of fuel with four strokes engines, but it`s not necessary to do in most cases (again, refer to your owners manual).
It`s important to never fill the tank of your boat beyond 90% full. This leaves room for gas to expand and avoids the potential for overflow. Ensure that all air vents and valves to the gas tank are open. After you`re done fueling, tightly replace the gas cap.
How many hours do boat engines last? Well-maintained inboard engines, inboard outboard engines (unless diesel), and outboards have a serviceable, average life of about 1500 – 2000 hours. If you`re looking at a gas-fueled marine engine close to or exceeding 1000 hours, inboard or outboard, proceed with caution.
Pro Tip: Before you start any outboard after it has been in storage, first pull the plugs, spray WD-40 in the heads, leave the plugs out and manually turn the motor by the flywheel or prop. If everything turns smoothly, then you can go ahead and move on to the next steps.
Disconnected, dirty or fouled spark plugs are common causes for engines that won`t start. Spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or 25 hours of use. You should also check that the spark plug gap is set properly.
Spark plug fires and ignites the compressed air/fuel mixture just before the end of the compression (i.e., previous) stroke. This ignition/combustion forces the piston down the cylinder bore and rotates the crankshaft, propelling the vehicle forward. Piston moves down the cylinder bore from TDC to BDC.
That`s it for outboards, but if you have a stern-drive or an inboard you will need to run antifreeze through it and you`ll also have some plugs to pull and potentially a few other items to deal with depending on the brand; in the case of stern drives and inboards, we recommend breaking out the owner`s manual or taking …

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Motor was running great, but it died slowly and never start again
ANSWER : Check to see if you have a spark -then check if you are still getting fuel-and how old is the fuel-because it is recommended ,an im assuming its a 2 stroke motor,that the fuel should be replace with a fresh 2 stroke mixture every couple of months as the mixture jellyfies and sludges up the carb etc-try those first

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Is there a neutral switch on a johnson 4 hp seahorse motor. The prop is always turning when started
ANSWER : If it is like my Evenrude 4hp ‘light twin’ the answer is no. These motors are nick named ‘pull and go’. Before you start the motor besure to get the boat pointed in the direction you want to go.

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I have a York Stellar model mid efficiency furnace Model # P?UCD12N07601A, Serial # EXAM3600524 installed in 1992. The HSI was replaced approximately 3 months ago. Over the last two weeks the ventor motor comes on, the HSI lights but does not ignite the gas. The ventor motor runns continously and the HSI continues to turn off and on without gas ignition. Some times by turning the ventor motor off and on (by opening and closing the bottom furnace faces panel door) will give be ignition after the HSI goes through 1-4 cycles. If I can’t get it to work I call my furnace repair guy. The serviceman thought it was the pressure switch and ordered one. Just this last weekend I had no heat and another service guy came in replaced the HSI again and adjusted the pressure switch and said this fix should work. Less than a day later furnace still experiencing the same problem-Ventor motor comes on, HSI comes on but no gas ignition. ventor motor runs continuously and the temperature in the house drops! I’m frustrated and the servicemen don’t seem to know how to fix the problem for good.
ANSWER : Make sure the vent pipes that exhaust the fumes are not blocked in any way and also check the drain line to be sure it is not kinked from the vent motor to the trap. Take the hoses off the vent motor and the pressure switch and make sure all the hoses are clean and free from debris also check the trap on the drain hose and make sure it has water in it if it doesn’t this will creat a negative pressure in the vent motor housing not allowing the vent pressure switch to make.

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I have a Kohler Condidant 5 Generator that will run as long as you hold the start button in. It dies when you let off. I have a harness for the remote switch but no switch – It also will start the generator when you cross the red and black wire and run as long as you hold them together. There are 3 wires to the main switch and 5 to the remote switch. Does the starter stay engaged the whole time you hold the start switch or does the computer release the starter once it is running? The Generator is producing electricity because I tested it while holding the start button. Some where is a wire that shold tell it to keep running. I have read online many descriptions of the same problem, most are told the board is bad so they replace it and still have the problem. Have not found a solution. Talked to a marine machanic today and he said he fixed his friends generator doing the same thing by running a bypass wire but he couldnt remember exactly what he did it was a long time ago. Can anyone help me. Thank you
ANSWER : The problem is either the ballast resistor or the starter bypass relay. The bypass relay should be part of the starter solenoid. I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly where the ballast resistor is located. It should be a physically fairly large resistor made of ceramic. It should be retangular roughly 1.5″-3″ long and 3/8″-1/2″ accross with a wire on each end. It could also be a coil of wire mounted on a phenolic board.
If you need more help just add a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I get the message.

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My 50cc mini bike starts then dies 5 secs after starting. why?
ANSWER : It sounds like you may have 2 problems

Bad gas
dpossible loose spark plug( bad compression) Solutiondump out the gas put new inRemove the spar plug and examine the plug if it is wet and black it is fouledif it is white ad dry it is not getting gasIf you can replace the spark plug if not just clean it with a wire brush put back in and tighten Finally make sure the spark plug wire is not loseBest of luck to you

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I have a 1991 Yamaha 250 outboard motor. I can connect the harness from the control box to the motor harness, put the motor in nuetral, and the motor will turn over but it will not start. I can disconnect the conrol box from the motor, jump it direct from the battery, and it will start. What might be the problem? I even bought a new control box but still have the same problem.

Thank you,
Dean Youngstrand

ANSWER : I would check for power coming off of the ignition switch. The ignition switch is what sends power to the control box to the coil. You can also check for power on your coil. But I would bet that it is your ignition switch.

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3 year old Toro Z4200 time cutter Z, 19 HP Kohler, engine runs great, new battery, new solenoid, with the seat sensor connected or by-passed, STILL WONT start off the key switch. Clicks at the kill relay. Would the kill relay be the problem?
Whats confusing is, both the green and blue posts on the solenoid have 14.01 volts when you turn the key to ‘start’ position. Did the same thing with the old solenoid, which is probably still good. I replaced it to eliminate that variable. It also ‘clicks’ at the fuel switch at the carburetor bowl, but that is only 1 lead (I assume a hot lead) so Im thinking that CANT be it.
Using the old hillybilly method, jumping across the 2 top posts on the solenoid, with the key in on position, it will start right up, run, drive and mow just fine.
So my best guess is this ‘KILL RELAY’ must be bad?
Any help would be appreciated, thank you !
ANSWER : These things are pre requisites for engine cranking: PTO/Blades are off/button pushed down, the steering arms are out/parked position, and you are in the seat. I think. Definitely the blades have to off.

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