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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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I have a Mercruiser I/O on a 2014 SeaRay 190 Sport. I put it

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Customer: I have a Mercruiser I/O on a 2014 SeaRay 190 Sport. I put it in the water for the first time this season last Saturday and the speedo doesn't work. I think I know where the inlet is but not sure how to get to the hose to blow it out. (assuming it is clogged)
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Customer: I had it serviced last fall and I guess it is possible they disconnected it when they serviced it?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Chances are the hole on the drive is the only issue. The hose usually never clogs. It can get kinked or pinched. To clear the pick up locate the hole on the very front of the lower part of the drive and with a very small drill bit 1/16" using your hands drill out the debris.

Here is a pic of the location of the hole.

Post back with questions and findings if this doesn't work. The easiest way to check the hose is to either disconnect it at the drive or from the speedo and blow through the hose.

Here is a video on the subject.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks! I will give it a whirl.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Here is the connection on the drive.

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Thank you.........Tan

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