View Full Version : 1997 Johnson Faststrike

Jerry M
05-13-2003, 07:59 PM
" My 97 Johnson Faststrike is driving me nuts.It runs like a top when its cold, but when it heats up it seems to load up. Last week I replaced the stator. I then took it to the lake and it idled and ran better than ever before.I ran it for about a half an hour and then shut it down.When I Restarted it the same old problem returned.The engine misses and seems like I lost a few cylinders. It is so severe that If I try to get up on plane it chokes out. If I leave it idle it races up to 2000 rpms. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you "

mike tolley
05-13-2003, 09:57 PM
does this engine have a fuel pump? im not sure. my old 135 did same thing and i found a busted fuel pump diaphram. new pump and all was good. hope this helps.

05-14-2003, 09:11 AM
" Jerry;Run the test procedures as per your service manual,if you don't have one get one or take it to a John/Rude dealer!!! "

05-15-2003, 10:10 PM
" jerry, thermostat could be sticking after it gets warm or safty mode on power pac might be bad. "