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Port engine cranks but does not start. No warning buzzer.

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Port engine cranks but does not start. No warning buzzer. Starboard engine has warning buzzer when key is on and starts up fine
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Customer: Efi
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Check to see if you are getting spark at all on the port engine.

Do you have one kill switch in the boat or two?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's a 35 foot boat. There is no kill switch on the dash
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

Ok, is there any spark on the port engine at all?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dunno. How do I check?
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

You will need an adjustable gap spark tester and a assistant. Attach the spark tester to one of the spark plug leads, then have the assistant turn the engine over while you water the tool.

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