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Joe, Marine Mechanic
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I lost my internet connection, lets try this again. My 34 Sea

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I lost my internet connection, lets try this again. My 34 Sea Ray Sundancer with 7.4 MPI engines had been running fine until the Starboard engine shut down and flipped the ignition breaker. I reset the breaker and the engine fired up again only to shut down a second time roughly 10 minutes later. Once again it fired up after resetting the breaker. I checked it again today and now it wont turn on at all as the breaker flips immediately. I replaced the solenoid on the engine with no effect. Could it be the main battery solenoid causing the problem ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.
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Start by disconnecting the engine harness at the big connector, this will disconnect the entire engines electrical system from the vessels. Now flip the breaker, if it still trips then you know the problem is unrelated to the engine and is most likely a shorted wire or ignition switch, if it stops after disconnecting then you know it is on the engine side of the harness and to check for shorts as if you are not even using the switch and it trips this means a dead short or bad breaker.
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