View Full Version : 87 OMC Cobra 23L starter turns but wonbt fire

04-09-2004, 09:49 PM
just bought boat first boat read other posts but have one question about coil. getting 11.7vdc to positive side of coil with ignition switch in the on position and negative side of coil disconnected. when i hook up neg. side i lose this voltage. resisitor wire good believe esa module good. tach removed only ground from distributor hooked up. is this normal almost positive getting fuel in carb can see and smell it. Also any info on electric choke power comes from ac lug on altnator when should the power be there? Thanks for any and all help someday hopefully will be able to return the favor. sparky

CJ Inglis
04-15-2004, 04:05 PM
" Sparky,
Did you do a continuity check on the coil? It sounds from the discription you gave like it is good.

CJ "