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I have a '05 496 Merc. AT idle, cruise, random times. The motor

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I have a '05 496 Merc. AT idle, cruise, random times. The motor dies momentarily. The read outs go blank and rpm's drop. All for 1 second. Alarm sounds but not long enough to read out on smartcraft. Engine runs strong otherwise. Fresh fuel filter and fuel
Thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  briggs archer replied 1 year ago.
The symptom you have is electrical. Check the main engine cannon plug. and if you have duel engines check both, also check the smart craft connectors. They are flat with 2 rows of 8 pins. check that they are not green with corrosion or loose. These connectors are located at the back of the engine

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