08-18-2008, 08:55 AM
Help!! I'm not getting water flowing out of the hole on my 9.9 kicker. It only has about 10 hours on it. When I fire it up, it seems to run and start well, but there's not water flow. Is there a thermostat in these that needs to warm up before it opens the flow? I ran it yesterday for about 10 min., then shut it down. I didn't want to do any damage to the motor. With only 10 hours on it, I find it hard to believe the impellers bad already.
Any ideas or thoughts?
08-18-2008, 09:19 AM
You may want to check and see if intake and or out pipe is plugged. Some times these motors suck up something and plug it. 10 minutes would be way to long this time of year for a themostate to be closed.
08-18-2008, 07:06 PM
Have the same problem with duck boat motors, both a Johnson and mercury. Take the cowling off, trace the pee hole hose to the motor, remove hose at motor side, blow out with compressed air from pee hole to motor side of the hose while putting your hand at end of hose to collect debri. Hard to believe the pump is out of a motor with so little use unless someone started it out of water.
unlogged FISH STICK
08-18-2008, 07:21 PM
Try flushing the motor as recommended in the manual as well. We are in the middle of a big mayfly hatch here right now and a friends T8 clogged up 2 weeks ago. It took several runs at flushing, but he finally freed the casings and it's p-ing again.
Hard to believe the water pump went out at 10 hrs, so it would make since you may have sucked something up and plugged it.
08-19-2008, 09:37 AM
Well, I inserted a wire into "The Hole" and it was plugged with a little debris. I removed the cover and pulled the hose next to the motor and blew out the line. It seemed clear. I put the muffs on it and ran it again for about 10 min or so. Still no water flow.
Any other ideas or should I just bite the bullet and bring it in?
Bob (aka Da Beak)
08-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Careful running a wire through it. I would then remove the hose blow back through the block, see if you can feel air at the exhaust or the water intake, should be able to if not blocked.. If not, it seems the pump is out of it and should not be to hard to replace.
I think you should try some compressed air to blow clear the tell-tale hose and nipple on the block. "cutter-bees" and all kinds of debris always seem to find a home in the out-going water line. The real question is... "Is the engine getting hot???" , run it in the lake and monitor the temp, if it starts getting "too hot", then it really is overheating vs. just not pumping water out of the tell-tale. Just don't run it so long that your "melting things", Duh !!!!