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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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We can't get the engine to start. Sometimes it'll crank but

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we can't get the engine to start. Sometimes it'll crank but not start, sometimes it wont. battery seems to be fine
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Customer: can't get our chris craft launch 25 to start up. Sometimes it cranks but won't turn over, sometimes nothing happens
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? Which engine do you have in the boat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dan. Volvo Penta 8.1
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dan,Is the engine cranking but not starting? Or not cranking at all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
both. It started and was ideling fine and then just cut out. After that it would not start. Sometimes when I turn the key I get nothing and it is totally dead and other times it just cranks and cranks without turning over. None of the gauges are working and the customary beep when I turn the key does not happen
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a hand held multimeter and are you able to take voltage measurments? Or do you want to do this based on best guess based on symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i do not have a voltage meter
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
There is nothing that we can test without a meter, did you have any specific or general questions for me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess not then
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.
Okay? Good luck!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
r u srs m8