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6 beep alarm sounding when boat is in idle or low speed.

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6 beep alarm sounding when boat is in idle or low speed. Doesn’t do it when full throttle. Oil level is good. Battery is good. Could it be the impeller going bad?

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Getting 6 beep alarm periodically when either in idle or trolling at slow speed. Doesn’t do it at full throttle. Oil level is good. Battery is good. Could it be impeller?

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Took it previously to marine shop and it didn’t read any engine fault codes

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2006 Mercury 60 ELPTEFI

Thanks.

Do you know what the battery voltage when you are at trolling speed?

This is not the impeller, that would be a solid tone. The beeping one is for a sensor on the engine that is telling the ECU something is not right.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks. I had the battery tested this morning and it was good with 12.3 volts and voltmeter in boat was running between 13-14

That is good. Things to look at, or have the engine scanned while it is running are the IAC solenoid, the coils on the engine, The Throttle position sensor, air temp, and the MAP sensor. All of these will sound the 6 beep code.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks for the help. I appreciate it

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