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Starting problems


BuHaulinTahoe

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1997 Response, 350 Merc

replaced ign switch on Sat, my buddy took it out yesterday and said something on the back of the engine would click 15-20 times before it would crank over. He said its not the starter solenoid making noise. And since ive been on the boat this year we never experienced this problem. I am going over there after work to personally diag it, just looking for some areas to test/look.

Is there an ignition relay on the back of the engine?

Anyone every experience this before?

Im thinking its something related with the new ign swtich.

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there is a starter relay as well as an ignition relay and a fuel pump relay mounted high on the rear of the engine.

i had ignition relay problems and 'musical relays' was suggested.

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