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Old 07-24-2010, 08:29 PM
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X2 won't start... ideas?

Here's the situation... I have a 2004 x2. Last night, my wife was driving it onto the trailer. She got crooked and was going to fast so she jammed it into reverse. The engine immediately died. Since then, it will not restart. It turns over but won't fire up. I know - it's acting like a kill switch problem but I've double checked the switch and everything is in place. I've even jiggled the switch to see if there's a loose connection.

Questions... is there a safety feature on this boat that shuts the engine down when someone goes from fwd to rev too fast and, if so, how do you reset that?

If that's not the problem, then is there a way to bypass the kill switch temporarily?

Any other possible solutions?

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Old 07-25-2010, 01:32 AM
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The transmission has to be in neutral. So, maybe the cable is not really in neutral even though the throttle lever is? Also, did you try pulling out the button on the lever and try to start it? Thinking out loud here...
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:46 AM
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The transmission has to be in neutral.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:53 AM
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Re: transmission in neutral... if that was the problem then it would not even turn the engine over - whenever the transmission is not in neutral, the starter won't even crank. Thanks anyway though.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:16 AM
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Do your gauges work? If your gauges don't work and the boat turns over, but won't start then it's the kill switch.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:08 AM
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IIRC, disconnect the two wires on the back of the kill switch and connect to each other. I want to say the kill switch is a closed circuit when the lanyard is attached. But, when the switch fails it can just be the plastic piece on the lanyard and you can manually depress the switch to test.

I realize you likely already tried that solution.
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