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Joe, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 7251
Experience:  ASE, electronics, Marine mechanical and electronics, pwc, wiring, all around repair tech,
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How are you? I just run into a problem again on my 02 Merc

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Hey Jason, How are you? I just run into a problem again on my 02 Merc 496 HO and need your help. It was running fine until yesterday when I was repairing outdrive trim indicator that was not working was was preparing to winterize the engine. I had engine
run on tab water on idel speed when I was working in the parking lot. suddenly it stopped with solid alarm. I thought the gas was out since it was very very low when I started. When I clime on to boat, I smell a little born but nothing major. So I fill 10
gal gas and try to start it the next day, it won't start. Whenever I turn the ignition key, it beep, but starter won't even crank. initially I thought my battery were drained since I forgot to turn it to off the night before, but after recharge them with charger,
some thing. I hook up the Northstar 6000i to the engine that has Smartcraft, and it shows three warning: Check Engine Failure, STBD sensor Fault and Engine Sensor Fault. When I check in detail, they were Coolant Sensor Fault, and Fuel Sensor fault. So far
I have checked the fuel sensor sender, it shows 250om with10 gal in it, gas meter works too.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

I am just seeing if you still need assistance with this problem? The reason I ask is because I see that your question has not been answered sooner and I wanted to make sure if you still needed help.

In some cases a question may sit due to several different reasons. My objective that I wish is to make sure that if you still need help that I can at the very least reach out to you and attempt to help you.

At this time please feel free when you are ready to reply back to me and ask to continue working with me, another expert or if you no longer need help please just let me know exactly what you wish to do.