4108 would sometimes just click the first few tries before cranking. Now it just clicks. Starter button self destructed at same time. Luckily I had spare. Have charged the starting battery
but it is undersized for the job really but all I could find (cheap in a small Belize
port) when the last one died last month. Worked fine to start though. I've checked and cleaned connections. The solenoid click sounds strong and the starter motor
whirs when the lugs are shorted across. Had my gal hold the button on while I shorted the lugs. Starter still just whirs as if the gear
isn't engaged. So I figure the solenoid isn't travelling far enough to engage the gear
or switch on the starter motor
. Maybe? Well pulling the starter is a big job on this boat so I tried just pulling the solenoid. It unbolts easily enough but feels like it is held in place by the return spring or something. What am I missing here? Is it even possible to pull the solenoid with the starter still in? Any advice most appreciated.