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There are to short beeps Every minute and after a while the

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Hello! There are to short beeps Every minute and after a while the beeps gets continious.. There is a small hourglass in the display.. IT is a searay 220 sundeck With a mercruiser 5.0
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.
Customer: Temp is just normal.. Engine runs good.. Whe had to fill the drive lube oil but this doesn't Solve the problem...
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?
Customer: No, i think this is About iT..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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

The engine will need to be hooked up to a scan tool in order to pull fault codes, and see what is causing the alarm.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Germon Stigter here..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Aren't there Any other ways to get to know the error?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Germon,

If the boat is newer than 2001 and has Smart craft gauges the codes can be pulled out that way. is the boat newer than 2001, and does it have smart craft gauges?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This aren't smart Craft gauges are they?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is the hourglass showing..
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

No, those are not smart craft gauges. These are what the smart craft gauges look like.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/gauges-and-controls/gauges-displays/digital-sc100-sc1000/

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the hour glass don't reveals anything?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are the most common causes?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

No the hour glass doesn't mean anything, it's just like a "Check engine" light. The engine would have to get hooked up to a scan tool to figure out what the issue is. There are a number of different reasons the alarm will beep.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what are Those reasons?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

There are to many to list. I don't think that we are going to be able to help you here on the website, you really need to take this into the dealer.

Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

While there are many causes for the alarm on your engine, the most common ones are engine overheat, battery low or high, and the gear lube bottle being low on oil Check to ensure that it is not one of these items.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The gear lube bottle was low at first.. Butnwe did refill that..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Btw, hello Charles!
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, did filling the bottle silence the alarm?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunally not..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But the oil was low...
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Ok, this beeping alarm could be many items. From the battery voltage being low, to a shorted sensor. troubleshooting this will take some time and a digital multimeter. Yet we may not actually be able to locate the cause without a engine scanner. How would you like to proceed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We did turned off the boot (main switch) for quit a while...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tell me what i should meassure at the sensor of the oil...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
From the gear lube..
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

With the engine running?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think without, just the contact ON.,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I suspect that sensor of Being defect after iT runs empty...
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Thea gear lube sensor is an on/off switch. you can unplug it to see if the alarm stops.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, i Will try that.. Thank you!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I Will get back to you when 'm at the boot again..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have a Nice day!
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good. You as well.

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