Starboard ignition switches start port motor

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zseevers
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Starboard ignition switches start port motor

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I have a 1979 Trojan 32. When I try to start the starboard motor the port starter engages. It has been intermittent for a couple of years but now consistently misbehaves. I am planning on replacing all ignition switches but wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions. Motors are Chrysler 360s ARCO starters. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Starboard ignition switches start port motor

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Sounds like the diode for the emergency/parallel start system is going bad.

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Re: Starboard ignition switches start port motor

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Thank you so much for your help. I guarantee you saved me another 10 hours of tracing wires.

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Re: Starboard ignition switches start port motor

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Glad to help.
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