How to even get at the starter?

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by FLBoater66, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. FLBoater66

    FLBoater66 Member

    Jun 23, 2018
    2006 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer.
    2006 Mercruiser 5.0 litre
    I hear ya, but I am in the middle of doing a total gut of our master bathroom and there are only so many hours available on the weekend. I may just have to breakdown and fork out the $$$$. Fortunatley, the parts did not cost me a penny out of pocket. I ordered them all through Amazon, using about 400,000 Hilton Honor points.
  2. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2019
    Traverse City
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    Good deal.
  3. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Maybe the mechanic could use a weekend away on your points!
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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  4. John Sukkar

    John Sukkar New Member

    Nov 13, 2022
    2006 Sea Ray Sundancer 240, Lowrance 9 Ti2
    Mercruiser 5.0 MPI w/Bravo III Drive
    I found this thread funny. I have the same boat - it's an easy job. Just remove the red raw water hose out of the way and lay down next to the engine. Two long bolts going up vertically into the block and you're done it will fall out (and wiring yada yada)
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  5. Scott215

    Scott215 Active Member

    Jun 4, 2022
    2006 215 weekender 5.0 mpi
    5.0 mpi alpha 1 gen 2
    My 215 06 weekender has access panels on each side of engine to get to the transom. Guy replaced starter when I bought it. It took half an hour.
  6. Korkie

    Korkie Active Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    Leonardtown, MD Potomac River / Chesapeake Bay
    2006 340 Sundancer, Garmin7610, xHD 24" Radar, VV703, SeaStar Hydraulic Steer, Shadow Drive AP
    Mercruiser 496 Mags
    Bravo III Drives
    Have you bypassed all the switches, solenoids, etc and put power straight to the starter to see if it actually is the starter? Would suck to change out the starter oonly to find out it was just a loose and /or dirty connection or poor ground.
    If it turns over as it is supposed to, work backwards until find the where the problem is. Make sure you use a Battery Cable. I made my test cable from a pair of jumpers. ALSO - Don't forget the check the grounds as well.

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