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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I just replaced the battery and it turns over but doesn't

Customer Question

I just replaced the battery and it turns over but doesn't start. Is there a cutoff valve for the gas. I'm trying to sell it but my ex always did the maintenance and I have no clue what I am doing.
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Customer: Haven't ridden it in about 1 1/2. years
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

What kind of craft do you have?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
2004 kawasaki jet ski stx-15f
Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

Got it. Is the fuel also 1 1/2 years old?

Did you have the kill switch inplace?

Do you think that you can check the fuses?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The kill switch is in place. I'm sure the fuel is 1 to 2 years old. As far as fuses....tell me where to look?
Is there a fuel cut off switch anywhere? I haven't ridden it in a while so I've forgotten more than I ever knew.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's turning over just not starting.
Expert:  Charles replied 2 months ago.

There is no fuel shut off, just the electric fuel pump inside the fuel tank. with the ski turning over, I can assume that the fuses are good, but we still need to verify the spark on the engine. Do you know what you have for tools there?

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