Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

1996 searay 175. No electric to gauges, starter key switch…

Customer Question
1996 searay 175. No...

1996 searay 175. No electric to gauges, starter key switch or trim. Battery is fully charged and cables are good.

Mechanic's Assistant: 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.

No electric power to anything. Battery and cables are good.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
xxx
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Answered in 2 hours by:
9/17/2017
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
Tan
Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11,418
Experience: 40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
Verified

Hello, I'm Tan. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and will reply momentarily.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Do you have a volt meter to do some voltage tests?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Hi Dave All I can you to do is tell you what the most likely possibility is. Tripped circuit breaker on the engine or a blown fuse on the starter. Now these are just guesses and the most common.

The only way to know for sure is to do some testing and see where we are loosing voltage.

If you have had the battery out it is possible a ground cable got left off.

Can you get a volt meter?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a marine mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Tan Your Own Question
Tan
Tan
Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11,418
11,418 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Tan is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

704 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

17,310 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,418 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,729 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Boat Questions
The cap of the access port of the jet pump clean out port
The cap of the access port of the jet pump clean out port would not come off even while pushing down the release lock and pulling up the handle of the cup. Any suggestion to open this clean out port?… read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
244 satisfied customers
Fuel pump not keeping up with carb. 5.7 mercruiser 1996.
fuel pump not keeping up with carb. 5.7 mercruiser 1996. seams like when changing electric fuel pump boat runs good for about 20 miles this is not at a high RPM all the time. when I take it out again … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
My 2000 seadoo millennium edition GTX Won't Start. it had
my 2000 seadoo millennium edition GTX Won't Start. it had fully charged battery … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Retired service manager
Associate Degree
218 satisfied customers
Not sure I have my batteries hooked up correctly, I charged
I charged the batteries but there is no fire to the starter … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,418 satisfied customers
With the 75 horsepower Mariner outboard engine you never
Hello Charles this is Tim with the 75 horsepower Mariner outboard engine you never answered my question on what the compression is supposed to be for that… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I bought a kawasaki 900 stx used after replacing the engine
I bought a kawasaki 900 stx used after replacing the engine i hooked up the electrical and when I went to start itthe engine tried to turn over but it wouldn't. After attempting to start it several ti… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
96 1100 stx sport tourer- multifunction gauge cluster
96 1100 stx sport tourer- multifunction gauge cluster intermittent. When it does come on, the red warning light flashes quickly, and starter will not engage. Replaced the display with same results.… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
App three days ago you told me a company that was making
jason app three days ago you told me a company that was making after market unitis making trim & tilt after market units for small motors i would like to put one on my 15hp yamaha short shaft 4sroke 2… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,418 satisfied customers
I have a 1999 175 efi that stayed in storage a year and it
I have a 1999 175 efi that stayed in storage a year and it wont crank a shade tree boat man told me I need a new ecu and a fuel pump but the boat ran find before I put it in dry storage… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
Have a 115 4 stroke, motor won't start. Makes no noise. Trim
Have a 115 4 stroke, motor won't start. Makes no noise. Trim switch on motor works but not at helm or front.… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
When installing new battery I accidently hooked it up
when installing new battery I accidently hooked it up backwards frying some ground wires under the dash. replaced all burned wires and fuse. everything else works, all gauges starter, tilt trim but no… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
Pearl JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really
only the engine switch on the panel works on my sea ray. fuses arent blown … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I have a 1994 Johnson 115 it has not ran in about two years.
I have a 1994 Johnson 115 it has not ran in about two years. New battery and tried to start but nothing happens if I cross solenoid mother turns over. If I turn key I loose power trim power kill switc… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a 1999 VMax 175 HP Yamaha outboard. It seems when it
I have a 1999 VMax 175 HP Yamaha outboard. It seems when it warms up, it goes into a misfire. Is it possible that an ignition coil could cuz this problem? I've put new plugs, rebuilt carburators, clea… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
When hooking up GPS a fuse was , now there is no power
When hooking up GPS a fuse was blown, now there is no power on the 2014 Stingray, 188. We could only locate 3 fuses, are there more?… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
Engine starts fine, upon acceleration to 2000, 3000, 4000,
engine starts fine, upon acceleration to 2000, 3000, 4000, i just dies. Then when restarted it lagsfor about 2 seconds and then takes off. I have changed the fuel filter This is a 2002 150 hp, two str… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I have a Mercury 2.5l XRI motor 175hp every time I type in
I have a Mercury 2.5l XRI motor 175hp every time I type in the serial number it says I have a 150hp I need to order a starter the serial number is *****… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,418 satisfied customers
The no oil light keeps coming on and restricting the engine
The no oil light keeps coming on and restricting the engine rpm to 1000. The local dealer installed a new sensor, inline oil filter and oil regulator and fixed a couple oil leaks in oil distribution l… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x