Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2014 Mercury Verado 300 outboard. The engine gets…

Customer Question
I have a 2014...

I have a 2014 Mercury Verado 300 outboard. The engine gets to 8-10 miles per hr and the throttle stops working. I can find a mechanic in the area.

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes boat issues seem like they'll be really complicated, but 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.

Someone told me it may need some kind of code?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?

Not really. I am not a mechanic so my knowledge is limited

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
5/30/2018
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago
Charles
Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 4,901
Experience: US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
Verified

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

Does the alarm sound when this happens?

What is the engine RPM when you hit this speed?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The alarm sounds. The RPM is about 2500
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Is it a beeping alarm? Or a solid tone?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
beeping
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Ok, the part that you need to test is part 8 in this diagram. It is a shift switch. If it is sticking the PCM on the engine will not know that it is in gear and will not allow you to rev the engine. This sensor is located in the front center of the engine. You will need a multimeter to test it.

https://www.boats.net/catalog/mercury/outboard-by-hp/300hp/1b517434-thru-2b144122-usa-cat-90-896280008-verado/upper-shift-components

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Could this kick in and out? Sometimes it works fine for a while. Is this common? Do you know estimate repair costs?
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Yes it can stick sometimes and not others, It is often caused by excess grease on it that causes it to stick.

Repair cost should be 1 hr of labor plus the part. Many shops will often also charge you for the computer diagnosis on it.

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 Charles Your Own Question
Charles
Charles
Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 4,901
4,901 Satisfied Customers
Experience: US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.

Charles 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

11,264 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
I have a 2007 Mercury Verado 150 hp 4 stroke that is hard to
I have a 2007 Mercury Verado 150 hp 4 stroke that is hard to start. It takes several cranks before it fires up and it missing a low speeds. The motor also starts to stall out after I back the motor do… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
I am looking to buy a new powerhead for my 2009 135 hp
I am looking to buy a new powerhead for my 2009 135 hp mercury outboard engine … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Engine runs fine at 1/2-3/4 throttle. At full throttle
Engine runs fine at 1/2-3/4 throttle. At full throttle within a minute a beeping begins and eventually cuts out. Will start after 15 minutes. 2015 … read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
244 satisfied customers
Throttle position sensor failure on mecury verado, 200 hp
200 hp mercury verado. Engine won't start. Smartcraft error - throttle position sensor failure … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
My mercury 250 HP outboard starts then quickly stops or runs
My mercury 250 HP outboard starts then quickly stops or runs for just a short time in a slow RPM. … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
Two things. One I need a new cowl or cover. The other is it
The other is it is not as fast as it used to be. Very low hours but I understand the HP can be increased on the Verado 250 to approx 300HP is that accurate?… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 225 Verado and have been told that it will not
I have a 2005 225 Verado and have been told that it will not accept the Verado hotfoot. Is this correct and, if so, can the 2005 be retrofitted to accept the Verado hotfoot … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
Ok KYLE K i understand the gen 1 vs 2. I have twin gen II
ok KYLE K i understand the gen 1 vs 2 . I have twin gen II 2008 275 verado with 180 hrs on a 35 Donzi zfx CC and want to upgrade to a 300 or 350 just by flashing the card. I already have someone to ta… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
I have triple 2012 300 Verados and the center motor will
I have triple 2012 300 Verados and the center motor will loose power and shut down and die. I changed the fuel filter and it ran again and a short time later it did the same thing. Took it to dealer a… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
Looking to re power a Buddy 34 Centre Consol. Currently
Looking to re power a Buddy Davis 34 Centre Consol . Currently Yamaha 225's Which 330 of yours is the best? Guy… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
Rigger, Diagnostician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
704 satisfied customers
Where in Miami fl can I find a certified mercury outboard mechanic
Where in Miami fl can I find a certified mercury outboard mechanic that knows what they are doing?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
I have a 2014 300 Verado its on a 25' Bennington pontoon, has
I have a 2014 300 Verado its on a 25' Bennington pontoon, has 20.7 hrs on it, never had a problem! But today took it out, batteries were fully charged, backed it in the lake and it started instantly. … read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
I have an 8 horse, 19989 Merc outboard, model #(###) ###-####D.
I have an 8 horse, 19989 Merc outboard, model #(###) ###-####D. It has worked beautifully for 23 years without an problems. Recently I began to have trouble getting it started and trolling. After many… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
I have to make a choice between a 2010 Honda 15 HP outboard
I have to make a choice between a 2010 Honda 15 HP outboard with 300 hours on it for 2100.00 and a 2013 Tohatsu 15 HP new for 2400.00. Honda is in great shape. What is your thoughts. Is 300 hours sign… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
While idling up a river for about 10 minutes this past weekend
While idling up a river for about 10 minutes this past weekend my 2012 300 Verado started sputtering and shut off. I restarted the engine and it did the same thing and would not restart. This was afte… read more
Charles
Charles
Marine Mechanic
Certified Mercury Tech
4,901 satisfied customers
This is the second time I using this service. Nothing got
This is the second time I using this service. Nothing got resolved last time, so I am going at this one more time. I own a 2007 Mercury Verado 150 hp outboard. Up until recently, it has been a power p… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,476 satisfied customers
Good morning, I want to buy a used 2006 Princecraft Super
Good morning, I want to buy a used 2006 Princecraft Super pro 196 boat with a 150 Mercury Verado engine. What is your comments for the long term reliability and how much the fuel consumtion for a vera… read more
JamesHorvath305
JamesHorvath305
Owner, President
Associate Degree
30 satisfied customers
hi, how fuel efficient is the Mercury Verado 275 Fourstroke
hi, how fuel efficient is the Mercury Verado 275 Fourstroke Outboard to the 250 Yahmaha Fourstroke Outboard… read more
Larry B.
Larry B.
Marine Service Tech
High School or GED
574 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