i have bought the evinrude diognostic software for my own use to save trips to the dealer but i got one im unsure of today. code 26. says 12 volt circuit below range. is that my battery or could that be wiring or stator issues. where is the stator and the wiring on these so i can check my connection fuses etc. thanks
Sounds right I guess. My motor will crank and run the engine light only comes on when I gas on it. When I hit my tri it would do it more oftenthan not last time out. Volt meter shows 13.6 volts but I just unplugged charger. Cranked it up and had good voltage while idle at the house. If my bat is going bad I guess with the power going to the fuel pump oil pump injectors tilt trim etc it may drop enough to throw this even though everything else is working? Guess its worth a shot on the bat.
12.7 would indicate the battery is holding a charge after a day or so. You have to remember the EMM is a constant draw....I would unhook it after charging from everything. Let it sit as Champ said then check it, you can also take it to be load tested.
well its at 12.71 in 12 hours. thats kind of cutting it close huh? would a load test pick it up even if its starting to go bad? im going to give a quick run down. our lakes have been really low up till the first of this year so the last time my boat was out prior to 6 weeks ago was the 4th of july 2011. out on the sand bar with my radio going about 4 hours we left and headed in. about half way in we stopped and swam again for a few min. motor cranked and ran when we left sand bar but after stopping with the lights on and depth finder on it would not start. i jacked with everything i could think of but wouldnt start. turned over fine but nothing. got back to my camp, charged for a few hours and it started like nothing was wrong. 7 weeks ago i went out. first time since the 4th. on board charger was plugged up all winter also.(not sure if i should do that or not) cranked and ran fine over to the camp. boat sat about 4 hours in the water and when i went to fish that afternoon every now and then the light would come on when i punched it and it would just idle. sometimes while running 40mph+. did it 4 or 5 times in a total of 1 hour running. went back the following weekend and i couldnt get it to plane out without the light flashing on for a few min and after idle speed around 15 min it would go. went out with family swimming again. no problem once it got up and going again. few hours on sand bar then headed in. this time when i hit the tilt and trim it would cut back to idle with the check engin light. when i kill it it cranks right back up with no problem but about the time the bow breaks over on plane it will cut out. im thinking all kinds of things but the battery is 3 years old now and it could be going little by little. if the load test is fine what should i do? thinking of changing bat out and giving one more shot before the dealer gets it. not so much a money thing as a time thing. they stay about 6 weeks backed up all summer and now i have time off from work to use it i dont want a bat. to be the reason i miss half the summer.
ok with the software plugged in under testing, then dynamic test, my system volts are 11.22 and with motor at idle rpm. between 500 and 700 the system volts are 32-39. it varries as motor rpm went up and down. 32 was lowest and 39 was top. does this help or mean anything before i try a new battery.
They do on the battery when its running. 13 something volts. On my laptop with diagnostic software it shows the 35-39 volt range. I know you guys know more than me but don't they have a 40 volt system from 2000 models up.
battery voltage was ok. load tested ok. bought new battery just to give that a shot anyway. didnt work. motor will crank and run. was getting some voltage on battery with motor running. high 13's never hit 14. then it would drop to 12.7 which is what the battery was at. i do have a service manuel. i took my multi meter and tested the stator wires. the ohm range in the book says i should be between .190 and .240. my meter does not get down that fine but it read between .3-.5 on all legs. 8 pin harness and 12 pin harness both. i have checked it atleast 30 times. i pulled the flywheel and stator off so i could inspect the wires. nothing wrong and the audible signal will sound each time i put the leads in the hole. my question is is the stator bad or not. also will the stator kind of go bad. like i said motor will run at idle speed but when i run it up around 1000rpm+ the check engine light comes on and wont let it run past 1000rpm. today it was way worse than it has been yet. any input would be great. thanks