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I cannot start my starbord engine. I have a 2006 sea ray

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I cannot start my starbord engine. I have a 2006 sea ray sundancer 300. Two 5.0 murcruisers outdrives. The guage says engine communication lost. What might be the issue. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any word yet....I need to get this engine started. ..
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
Are the engines DTS?
Is that text on the SmartCraft gauge?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am the owner. No equipment. Was running both motors one shut down. The Guage read engine lost communication. It turns over just won't run...any advice
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

I need to know a bit more about the system. Are the gauges SmartCraft?

Does the engine have any control cables or is it digital shift?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know the 2006 sundancer 300
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Yes, they came with several engine types and control set ups.

can I get the serial number from one of the engines?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2005 by the way
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.


Look at the diagram. Part 15 is a fuse holder. Check the 20A fuses inside it to make sure that they are al good.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Great, I will be here for a while longer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There are no fuses that directly work with the engines that I can find. There are breakers but all are good. Is it fuel getting to engine.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

These fuses are mounted on a bracket on the exhaust riser on the engine. Right near the ECU. does everything else in the boat work?

Does this have the touchpad switches in it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Everything works. Yes to touch switches. I will look for fuses
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Linc you sent me was for a 1998.
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Mercursier engines have not changed much since then. The model number that I sent is correct.

The fuses are on the left exhaust riser. Port side of the boat.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have checked they are good. When I push the start button for each motor there is a priming or pump like sound on the running engine...nothing on the port that a fuel pump or the fuel valve.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there Charles?
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
That is the fuel pump. There should be a small fuse near the battery. It is a 5A make sure that it is good as well. I am on the site in the eve weekdays and most of the day on weekends. I spend my days in a busy repair shop.

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