fixing pull start on 1983 Evinrude 15HP

vanscivermvansciverm Posts: 14 Greenhorn
Can someone please tell me how to replace the pull cord on a 1983 Evinrude 15HP?:huh


  • SCFD rtrd.SCFD rtrd. Posts: 1,386 Officer
    Does it have a recoil type pull cord? What's broken, the rope or the coil spring?
  • vanscivermvansciverm Posts: 14 Greenhorn
    The rope broke. I am afraid to take it apart and not be able to put it back together. It is a recoil type
  • SCFD rtrd.SCFD rtrd. Posts: 1,386 Officer
    What's to be afraid of? It's unusable the way it is, so what have you got to loose? Take it off and turn it up-side down. The coil spring has unwound already. Replace the rope with similar (pull cord rope) using the two old pieces to get the correct length. Then recoil the spring and give it a try. You just want the rope to fully retract into the unit. If you have slack rope, recoil the spring a couple more turns. You can do this while the unit is in your hand, doesn't have to be mounted on the motor.

    Take detailed pictures with your phone as you take stuff apart so you know how to re-assemble.
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