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115 Suzuki four stroke cranks won't start then lose voltage

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115 Suzuki four stroke cranks won't start then lose voltage
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Do you have a hand held volt meter so we can check the voltage at the starter?

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Are you still with me?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I so
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Ground meter negative to the battery negative terminal. Connect meter positive to the lug on the starter motor where the positive battery cable connects. Have a helper turn the key to start, let me know what you get for a voltage reading.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Voltage is 11.15
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Is the starter not turning with that 11.15?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Starter turn and cranks
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

You wrote "won't start then lose voltage"

What do you mean by loose voltage?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
After cranking for a period of time loose voltage bendix get stuck in flywheel
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

What year is this engine, and when was the last time it started? How old is the fuel in the tank? Have you tried any starting fluid to see if it will hit on that?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It ran two days ago fuel is clean and no didn't use starting fluid. It a 2005 fourstroke
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Is the emergency stop switch clip in place?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Also in neutral
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

If you turn the key to run, but not start, can you hear the high pressure fuel pump kick on and run for roughly 2 seconds?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No just alarm at dash. But direct power to fuel pump and it pumps
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Is the check engine light flashing any kind of pattern?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No and tach doesn't move when cranking
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

The engine will need to get hooked up a scan tool next to see why it is not starting. There isn't anything more I can help you with here. good luck.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok

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