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Scott
10-06-2008, 09:32 AM
got in my hooptie, wife eased me off the trailer, turned battery on, cranked it and cranked it and cranked it...wouldn't start. it turned over. the fuel gauge said i had no fuel..i had at least 3/4 of a tank.. is there a float or is it the fuel pump???:mad::(

pkskier
10-06-2008, 09:36 AM
Did any of the gauges work? It may be your kill switch.

TMCNo1
10-06-2008, 09:37 AM
Did any of the gauges work? It may be your kill switch.
Sorry, wrong quote, but,
Be sure it's in neutral and the Kill Switch is clipped on!

Scott
10-06-2008, 09:40 AM
amp gauge working. checked throttle for neutral and kill switch, all good. if its not in neutral, mine wont turn over.. is there a correlation between the gauge(gas) and the fuel pump?? if the pump quits, will the gauge show no fuel??

coz
10-06-2008, 10:06 AM
amp gauge working. checked throttle for neutral and kill switch, all good. if its not in neutral, mine wont turn over.. is there a correlation between the gauge(gas) and the fuel pump?? if the pump quits, will the gauge show no fuel??

The float guage is seperate from the pump and it sounds like yours is out but if the float doesn't work that doesn't affect the pump so it sonds like double trouble

TMCNo1
10-06-2008, 10:13 AM
Could it be a bad neutral safety switch on the transmission?

Scott
10-06-2008, 11:10 AM
been texting person at dealer, he said maybe fuel sender went out???

JimN
10-06-2008, 11:50 AM
Neutral safety switch is there to keep it from cranking, so no- not that. The sender shouldn't keep it from cranking- it's just an indicator.

Safety switch could cause this. turn the key ON and listen for a buzzing sound. Make sure you can see the top of the pump before doing this, to make hearing it easier. If it doesn't buzz, look on the motor for fuses, checking each one individually.

88 PS190
10-06-2008, 12:08 PM
I cant find year of boat.

My method of diagnosis would be check for air obstructions, check for good spark. Then provide a little touch of ether just to see if it catches.

Year important, because it determines fuelie vs carby but they all assume fuel injected so maybe they know what your boat is.

JimN
10-06-2008, 12:57 PM
Profile shows that it's an '03, which is the reason I gave the advice I did.

If the pump isn't being activated, it could always be somethng else, so jumping to the conclusion that the pump is bad isn't a good idea.

88 PS190
10-06-2008, 02:03 PM
ah i see the profiles have tabs now. there's my confusion.

JimN
10-06-2008, 03:23 PM
The profiles always did but whether the person fills it out is another story and he did.

Oh, well.

Scott
10-06-2008, 07:47 PM
have to take it in thursday. it is hard to diagnose over the phone...i do find it hard to believe that both pump and fuel sensor crap out at the same time??? i guess anything is possible...oh, 2003 tt 197. lq9 engine..

JimN
10-06-2008, 08:11 PM
Go back to the pump and make sure the plug is engaged fully. Someone here had theirs back out enough that it stopped running and it may be the same thing.

Scott
10-06-2008, 08:14 PM
Go back to the pump and make sure the plug is engaged fully. Someone here had theirs back out enough that it stopped running and it may be the same thing.

jim, boats about hour away, i will try that before i make trip to dealer..