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So I have a problem, I have twin df150..starboard starts everytime port wont give me s

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Hi..so I have a problem, I have twin df150..starboard starts everytime port wont give me so much as a click. I switch ignitions at the helm and the port side ignition now starts my starboard motor so now I know the problem is at the motor not at the ignition.
I can jump across the starter and the motor turns over but clearly there is a closed circuit not allowing the plugs to fire off..I just bought 2 new batteries tonight the motors have not run since last summer when I parked it there were no problems. Any pointers are greatly appreciated. ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?
When you turn the key to run, do your gauges come alive?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im carlos
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I get nothing at the helm on my port side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are we still connected jason
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Carlos. The next step would be to check the fuses on the engine. Do you know where they are located? (Are you near the boat now)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I checked them all
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They chk out good as far as I can tell
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Are you testing them with a voltmeter, a test light, or are you just pulling them out and looking at them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Meter and pulled them and checked visually ad well
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not all check out so im guessing those circuits are still open
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didnt pull the plugs to check for fire but the motor turns over and sounds like there is no fire no aytempt to fire off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont hear the fuel pump cycle either
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay, next step is checking for voltage on the white wire at the keyswitch. What do you read for voltage there?
Hold up, so the engine does turn over but it does not start, is that right?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only turns over if I jump across the coil on the starternot at the key
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I haven't checked the voltage on the white wire only checked the fuse on the white wire
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay. Next step is check voltage at the white wire at the keyswitch. Are you near the engine now, or did you want to check it tomorrow and get back to me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can run out and check it its in my driveway
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have to find it at the key switch
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To dark cant see tonight
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I chk that tomorrow I guess
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pulled the fuse on the white wire and it had 12v
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
No problem, there are not time limits here. We can catch up tomorrow. I'm off to bed in a few myself.
G'night Carlos. --Jason
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Jason
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
You bet.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello, just checking in. Any luck?

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