Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Boat
This answer was rated:

I have a 1999 Maxum 2300 bowrider with 7.4L mercruiser motor.

The speedometer (the needle does...
I have a 1999 Maxum 2300 bowrider with 7.4L mercruiser motor. The speedometer (the needle does not move from zero) and depth sounder (shows 3.5 constantly as depth) no longer work. Can you give me suggestions on how I can fix them?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Answered in 17 minutes by:
6/1/2012
holenone007
holenone007, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 8
Experience: Certified Inboard and Outboard Marine technician since May 1999. Special Interest High Performance 2 stroke applications.
Verified

holenone007 :

hello, I'd like to give you a hand with your speedo issues and your depth finder.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Lets start with the speedo. There is a good chance that the speedo pickup tube some times located on the rear right or left side of the transom is clogged or the speedo pick up might be in the front part of lower unit housing where the lower unit comes together at a point check for debris in which ever area is pertinent to your design. IF yes and you can't get it out or no not that you can see you need to remove the speedometer hose from the back of the gauge and using compressed air blow from the gauge side of the hose toward the pick up when doing this start slowly have someone help you if possible they can see and hear if air is flowing out of the pick up however don't have them look directly at the pickup hole. IF air travels through it then your problem should be fixed and (if not then the tube may have seperated where the lower unit connects to the gimbal housing doesn't usually happen. In that case we'll have to go a bit deeper. Just to make sure the speedo is working blow short burst of air toward the gauge you should see the needle move. If air flow is good replace the hose at the gauge and zip tie (and replace the hose at the speedo pick up if transom mounted) As for the depth finder I need to know if the transducer is on the rear of the boat or if it is mounted in the stern under the motor(differs depending on if the boat was rigged at the dealer or at the factory with that option) then I can tell you how to diagnose it. And process to fix it. If the speedo and transducer are mounted on the rear of the boat make sure that they are at a 90 degree angle from their brackets or pointing down sometimes they can get moved around when trailering or in shallow water. Thanks let me know how it goes and the location of the transducer.
holenone007
holenone007, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 8
Experience: Certified Inboard and Outboard Marine technician since May 1999. Special Interest High Performance 2 stroke applications.
Verified
holenone007 and 87 other Boat Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask holenone007 Your Own Question
holenone007
holenone007
holenone007, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 8
8 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Certified Inboard and Outboard Marine technician since May 1999. Special Interest High Performance 2 stroke applications.

holenone007 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

695 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

15,782 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,003 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,728 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Boat Questions
I hope this is the right platform for this question. I have
Hi, I hope this is the right platform for this question. I have a 1989 mercruiser alpha one 1750 VBR Cobina Spirit. It has been warehoused for about 10 years. It working fine when wearhoused, and now … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I have no power to start engine. Main relay clicks in and
Hi Pearl, I have no power to start engine. Main relay clicks in and stays in ans wires get hot The other engine clicks the main relay in then about 2 seconds it clicks out. I also have 3 powers going … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I have a 75 mercury motor and have just spent around
i have a 75 mercury motor and have just spent around $1000.00 having it serviced etc. … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
We talked yesterday about leaking power, probably from the
Hello jason, We talked yesterday about leaking power , probably from the distributor. Today I disassembled the distributor and found two holes in the buttom of it, and I'm pretty sure that they could … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I've got a question that I would pay you for your quick
Sir, I've got a question that I would pay you for your quick thoughts on the matter.We have got a contract in on a Carver 444 in FLL. It has twin 370 Volvo diesels with 358 hours on them. Boat was in … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
2008 honda 90 hp shaft. I have taken the 5 bolts out out on
2008 honda 90 hp long shaft . I have taken the 5 bolts out out on the lower unit and the lower unit will not budge … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
Dose any one know what oil would go in a Marine transmission
Dose any one know what oil would go in a Marine transmission on a 1971 hatteras 58 foot with twin 8v71… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon. As
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
My Lawrence elite 5 dis does not display fish images (arcs).
My Lawrence elite 5 dis does not display fish images (arcs). Unit shows proper depth and bottom, but little or nothing in suspension. Help. … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I have aHDS5x in the ice bag it it will not power up. Have
I have aHDS5x in the ice bag it it will not power up … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I've got fuel leaking out of the pipe leading to a bauble at
I've got fuel leaking out of the pipe leading to a bauble at the bottom of the cowling? … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
How do I reset the safe mode to run properly on my Mercury
How do I reset the safe mode to run properly on my Mercury 60 EFI Big Foot out board/ … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I don't know how to explain, this is for 2 year old df40
Hi i don't know how to explain, this is for 2 year old df40 house power 4 stroke suzuki, when you put up throttle on power the engine start to choking.… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
Flemming again again here from DK. Firing up my Mercruiser
Hi Jason, Flemming again again here from DK. Firing up my Mercruiser 4.3 V6 is a succes, only I have an issue I'd like to run by you. When firing up I get sparks from the distributor case to the carbu… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
We're on a Bav 40, 2002 model which has a Volvo Penta MD2030
We're on a Bav 40, 2002 model which has a Volvo Penta MD2030 engine. It has about 1100 hours on it. New fuel pump & mixing elbow 3 yrs ago. Recently, we changed the primary and secondary (racor) filte… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I have a 1988 four winds 160 freedom. 3.0. my first. Again,
Again, my 88 four wimns 160 . First time out put it in reverse backed up from dock and tryed to put it in forward and it would not come out of reverse. Is there a simple reason wh… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
Is there a throttle only button on a quicksilver 88688A26
Hello is there a throttle only button on a quicksilver 88688A26 throttle? … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
BF60A outboard, has had O2 sensor replaced because check
BF60A outboard, has had O2 sensor replaced because check engine light had come on twice, reader confirmed this was fault. It still will not reach full revs at times and when it does it drops back to 4… read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
144 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x