- Birmingham, AL
- Water Crafts
- 10ft Shark inflatable 15hp evinrude, 2003 GTX 4-Tec
This thing is so different from a Sea-Doo that I'm a little afraid of messing with it. It actually starts fine and appears to run pretty well with one exception. There is a terrible loud whining noise immediately after startup that sounds like an over revved generator. So my first thought is that the starter is not disengaging from the flywheel. As with all things pwc, it is just about impossible to get to without removing the motor or at least a bunch of other parts. Is there an easy way to verify this before diving in head, or wrench, first? I've been told that the bendix drive is the likely culprit but wanted to be more sure before un-mounting the motor and exhaust. Any shortcut would be a big help.