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post #3 of Old 06-19-2012
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Re: volvo penta md2010 won't start

Agree with C-wolf that it's an electrical problem and it's probably the wire that goes to the starter solenoid on your starter. You can bypass that wire with a short jumper wire from the big positive terminal on the starter, to the small terminal. If it cranks, then you know your battery and your starter are good and it's the starter circuit that's sketchy.

I had a Catalina 34 for a while and that boat was known to have a fuse in the starting circuit that would cause a fault like this. Newer motors I've seen in power boats have a reset circuit breaker on the engine. You might look for that on your motor as well.

S.V. Nikko
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