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Joe, Marine Mechanic
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We have a 2005 sx230 and the right engine won't start up. Boat

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We have a 2005 sx230 and the right engine won't start up. Boat had been running perfect.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.
First is to start with the basics.
Does it crank but not start or does not crank either? This will lead to which way in diagnosis.
For now I will presume it cranks but does not start.
Start by checking basics, spark with in-line spark tester if good try (1 time only) starting fluid in throttle bore and if it starts and dies you know it's a lack of fuel. If starting fluid has no effect pull spark plug and check not damaged and if needing replacement replace at this time. Also next checking compression, you want to start with the basics which are fuel, spark, air and compression. After if needed we can continue.
If I have missed something or the problem is different than my assumption please let me know so i can assist with that info. For example if engine does not even turn over/crank let alone start.
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