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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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I have a 5.7 Volvo penta engine. Ran it last week without

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Hi Pearl, I have a 5.7 Volvo penta engine. Ran it last week without incident. Drove 400 miles and offloaded and it wouldn't turn over
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Customer: checked fuses, various connections, the kill switch, the throttle by moving it back and forth and neutral and no crank
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

What is the model number on the engine?

What kinds of questions did you have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have that handy, I ran the boat last week and transported it to a vacation location. Got the boat in the water and it wouldn't crank. The Key turns and you hear all sorts of things whizzing but no engine crank. Make sure the kill switch was solid, the batter cables, hit a bunch of red buttons on the engine area and nothing. Never had this happen before.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. Was the shifter in neutral when trying to crank the engine? Did you try holding the key to start with one hand and wiggling the shifter with the other hand?