OMC no spark, no start!

Discussion in 'Boat Repair Help' started by STEVECAT, May 3, 2007.

  1. STEVECAT

    STEVECAT New Member

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    Buddy has a 1988 wellcraft with a 145 OMC that ran fine last year, but this spring we cant get it started (no spark), its has power to the coil but not getting anything out of the coil or to the points , even after we replaced the coil with a new one.hes was also having trouble with the shifter last year,(not able to shift without killing the engine.) would this have anything to do with it ?
     
  2. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    check the kill switch and make sure it is working properly,if the clip isnt under the switch it wont start
     

  3. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    It could also have a faulty power pack. Had to replace mine this year, but I wasn't getting spark anywhere. Wish I was sort of a redneck so I could have held the plug wires while the engine was cranked to see if it was sparking. So, I bought a tool that tells me and I keep my testosterone in the same spaces. LOL
    Once we figured out it wasn't sparking, the repairs were easy.