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Engine will not start. No gauge movement!

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  • Engine will not start. No gauge movement!

    I have a 2003 Regal Comodore 2860 wuth twin mercruisers. The starboard engine will not start. When I turn the key, nothing happens. No gauge movement, nothing. The port side engine works fine.
    1-I checked the starting switch (is fine/I switched it with the port side)
    2-I have 12 volts at the main /red cable that feeds the starter switch. But wen I turn the switch, it drops to 1 v (1 v at the red/main feed and 1 volt on the purple cable that feeds the gauges)
    I checked the red fuse breaker in the engine..its fine.
    Please help.
    Tks!

  • #2
    While this is an electrical issue, do think this should be in the Merc section

    12 volts at the main /red cable that feeds the starter switch. But wen I turn the switch, it drops to 1 v (1 v at the red/main feed and 1 volt on the purple cable that feeds the gauges)
    Initial thought is there is a ground issue or your 20 amp fuse is blown.

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    • #3
      Sounds like the 90A fuse on the starter is blown. Do you actually have battery voltage at the input to the breaker on top of the engine ?

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      • #4
        Thank you for the advice. I will check again later this afternoon

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        • #5
          I found the culprit! The 90A fuse is lose. I left the key on the ignition/On position and went under the engines. It was hard to reach (twin engines) but as soon as I touched the fuse cable, the alarm beeped and I was able to go and start the port engine.
          I will go tomorrow after work to tighten it.
          Pls let me know what kind of bolt/ nut. I didn't have time to check...and the space is really tight down there.
          Again..Any advice on how to tighten the 90A fuse woukd make it easier.
          THANKS!!

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          • #6
            Pretty sure it's a 9/16" wrench, but you'll have to get down there to get the insulator boot off the nut anyway. They definitely don't make it easy.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Chigwalla View Post
              Pretty sure it's a 9/16" wrench, but you'll have to get down there to get the insulator boot off the nut anyway. They definitely don't make it easy.
              Got it. Thanks!!

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