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Old 01-05-2013, 01:30 PM
lazyade lazyade is offline
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Boat: '92 190 Prostar and the new project '05 X Star (Indmar 350 MCX)
Location: UK, Southeast
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No power to starter motor "exciter" wire

Tried to fire our engine this afternoon but the starter motor isn't kicking in (after an angine change). When the ignition key is turned the first click, the fuel pumps kicks in and the throttle resets, but when I move to the second click to turn the engine over nothing happens.

The batteries are in good / charged order. There is power getting to the main starter motor feed, but there is no power going to the exciter wire when the key is turned (the smaller wire on the starter motor). I have also checked the circuit breakers and the kill switch with a multi-meter and there's power to both.

I have posted elsewhere on the forum that I haven't been able to find a connector for the crank position sensor, could the problem be the ECU not sensing a CPS and therefore not letting the starter motor turn?

The boat is a 2005 XStar with 350 MCX Indmar (GM) engine.

I'm out of ideas, any suggestions?
'92 190 Prostar 260hp Indmar.

Last edited by lazyade; 01-05-2013 at 01:46 PM.
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