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  1. #1
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    Default Mechanics in the City

    My boat won't start and in the process of trying to get it running, I may have forked the starter. So, I am throwing my hands up and consulting a professional. By all accounts on this site, Frank at Peggy's is the best in the city, but they aren't taking people in til June.

    Anybody know any other good ones? I read some really scary reviews about Pittsburgh Propeller Service.

    Chances are that the fix is simple, so I want to find an honest shop.



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    Monty and Ed at Pittsburgh Boats are awesome. Very honest and good prices!

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    Thanks.

    I have now called four shops. They are all booked til sometime in June. Wow.

    If there ever was a time to open a shop, it is now.

    Looks like I am going back to troubleshooting myself.

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    If you think it might be starter related have you tried installing a new starter?



    Chuck



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    Well, it started as a typical post-storage starting problem and then the started started whining and grinding. So, now, I may have two problems. That was enough to consider a professional. But, now that I know that will be a pain, I am going to start trouble shooting.

    The first step will be to take the starter out and see if I can figure out why it is screaming at me.

  6. #6
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    I'd take your starter to Kenny at PCM in Plum Boro.... I've had work done by him and is very reasonable. His shop is a mess but he really knows his stuff.

    You could also have advance/autozone bench test it for free

    If your starter is fine it might need shimmed. (might be to close to flywheel)

    A bad ground, loose battery cables, or a weak/dead battery will fry a starter in no time

    Good luck on a shop this is the busiest time of the year
    2007 Rinker 246 cc



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    Give Lenny a call at Millvale marina. 412-773-2150 He is a no BS, all business guy. He has done work for me for the past 3 years.

  8. #8
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    I had no idea loose battery cables could fry a starter. Good to know.


    Thanks guys



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