I'm new to this sailnet community not sure I'm on the right page but...
I have an issue with my YANMAR starter
motor or starting system.
For the passed week I have had intermittent starts, I can the actually starter
motor (whizz) rotate but it doesn't turn the fly wheel. It used to kick in and start the engine eventually but now its not playing at all.
I've checked I'm getting 12+volts at the starter
solenoid and checked the voltage drop on starting which went down to 9.5+volts, I presume this is correct.
I've checked the starter
rely (back from the starter solenoid) and checked the battery isolating switches.
Using a insulated screw driver I created a short across the starter motor terminals but still had the same symptoms as before.
My next move is to change the starter motor???