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    I have twin 200 I4 motors they are 2013 model. I just came back from cruising around bimini and was going to back fishing. When I started the engines the port motor wouldn't start but the starboard motor would start no problem. There aren't any trouble codes being sent. I did put the boat on the charger just now to see if that the starting battery for the port motor was low somehow. The tilt works on both motors and I can hear the fuel pump on the port motor spinning but it won't start. THOUGHTS PLEASE!

  • #2
    The motor won't even turn over.

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    • #3
      Hang tight, I’ll text Ole
      ’19 Invincible 36 - 350 Verado’s Sold
      ’20 Invincible 35’ Cat, Quad Merc V8’s on order
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      • #4
        Ole going to get on here. You have phone or WhatsApp? To communicate with him?
        ’19 Invincible 36 - 350 Verado’s Sold
        ’20 Invincible 35’ Cat, Quad Merc V8’s on order
        Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
          I have twin 200 I4 motors they are 2013 model. I just came back from cruising around bimini and was going to back fishing. When I started the engines the port motor wouldn't start but the starboard motor would start no problem. There aren't any trouble codes being sent. I did put the boat on the charger just now to see if that the starting battery for the port motor was low somehow. The tilt works on both motors and I can hear the fuel pump on the port motor spinning but it won't start. THOUGHTS PLEASE!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
            I have twin 200 I4 motors they are 2013 model. I just came back from cruising around bimini and was going to back fishing. When I started the engines the port motor wouldn't start but the starboard motor would start no problem. There aren't any trouble codes being sent. I did put the boat on the charger just now to see if that the starting battery for the port motor was low somehow. The tilt works on both motors and I can hear the fuel pump on the port motor spinning but it won't start. THOUGHTS PLEASE!
            Won't start or won't crank over?
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            • #7
              Good job Ole, I read it be be fuel pump turning , motor not turning over, I'm probably not helping but mean well!
              Go Ole, Go SC!
              BWP

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              • #8
                I did speak to Ole and he is helping me. I can't say how much I appreciate the fact that he is willing to help me diagnose my problem.

                After some further investigation it appears that the starter gear was stuck in the up position on the fly wheel. I took the starter off and the it was pretty warm to the touch. I reinstalled the starter and tried to start it again and the solenoid engaged the flywheel but wouldn't turn over. I triple checked all the grounds to see if there was corrosion or possibly loose. I am going to put the charger on the boat overnight and hope that maybe since the starter was stuck in the up position that maybe it overheated it and it needs to cool down. Super long shot however.

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                • #9
                  Great, thus far, hope a fully charged battery helps!
                  Praying for you, my God is big!
                  Kevin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
                    I did speak to Ole and he is helping me. I can't say how much I appreciate the fact that he is willing to help me diagnose my problem.

                    After some further investigation it appears that the starter gear was stuck in the up position on the fly wheel. I took the starter off and the it was pretty warm to the touch. I reinstalled the starter and tried to start it again and the solenoid engaged the flywheel but wouldn't turn over. I triple checked all the grounds to see if there was corrosion or possibly loose. I am going to put the charger on the boat overnight and hope that maybe since the starter was stuck in the up position that maybe it overheated it and it needs to cool down. Super long shot however.
                    Two things:
                    Either the starter engaged and is now toast, but I would think you would smell that.
                    Or.
                    The battery is dead and can't push the starter.
                    Battery parallel?
                    Or jumper cables straight to the starter post from a different battery?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post

                      Two things:
                      Either the starter engaged and is now toast, but I would think you would smell that.
                      Or.
                      The battery is dead and can't push the starter.
                      Battery parallel?
                      Or jumper cables straight to the starter post from a different battery?
                      No pull rope under the cowling like there used to be..............,.?
                      In our younger days, we’d rather spend money on gas and beer. Heck, we’ll just hand crank the 140 JohnRude so no need to worry about a battery.
                      Bilge pump was get going and pull out plug, drain, replace, repeat as necessary
                      ’19 Invincible 36 - 350 Verado’s Sold
                      ’20 Invincible 35’ Cat, Quad Merc V8’s on order
                      Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
                        I did speak to Ole and he is helping me. I can't say how much I appreciate the fact that he is willing to help me diagnose my problem.

                        After some further investigation it appears that the starter gear was stuck in the up position on the fly wheel. I took the starter off and the it was pretty warm to the touch. I reinstalled the starter and tried to start it again and the solenoid engaged the flywheel but wouldn't turn over. I triple checked all the grounds to see if there was corrosion or possibly loose. I am going to put the charger on the boat overnight and hope that maybe since the starter was stuck in the up position that maybe it overheated it and it needs to cool down. Super long shot however.
                        This is what happened to my VF250 SHO.. It turned out to be a bad starter..
                        2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO
                        Mobile, Al.
                        Dauphin Island, Al.

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                        • #13
                          I got some jumper cables from the neighbors. Gonna jump the battery directly to the starter. The starter didn't have a burnt smell to it. I did the standard hit the starter with something hoping it might loosen it up and spin over. I will know in the morning. Hoping its still a bad ground. I am going to check all the grounds again and sand off any corrosion that's visible.
                          I have a switch to run the batteries in parallel and thats the first thing I tried.
                          I will update tomorrow.
                          Oh yeah I have the on board charger topping off the batteries so they will be good to go. I wish I had a multimeter with me to test all the connections.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Surfercross View Post
                            I got some jumper cables from the neighbors. Gonna jump the battery directly to the starter. The starter didn't have a burnt smell to it. I did the standard hit the starter with something hoping it might loosen it up and spin over. I will know in the morning. Hoping its still a bad ground. I am going to check all the grounds again and sand off any corrosion that's visible.
                            I have a switch to run the batteries in parallel and thats the first thing I tried.
                            I will update tomorrow.
                            Oh yeah I have the on board charger topping off the batteries so they will be good to go. I wish I had a multimeter with me to test all the connections.
                            Just some information from my experience.. While I was troubleshooting my issue, I put the jump box directly to the starter.. When I did this, I believe it tripped the main 30 amp breaker for power to the boats main fuse block.. It took me a while to find it once the starter was replaced.. Who knew they'd put a breaker in the bilge area of the bote??? Anyway, be on the lookout for it to trip your breaker or potentially blow a fuse..

                            Good luck..
                            2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO
                            Mobile, Al.
                            Dauphin Island, Al.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tiretyme View Post

                              No pull rope under the cowling like there used to be..............,.?
                              In our younger days, we’d rather spend money on gas and beer. Heck, we’ll just hand crank the 140 JohnRude so no need to worry about a battery.
                              Bilge pump was get going and pull out plug, drain, replace, repeat as necessary
                              Lightwieghts.
                              We did an Evinrude 175 v6.
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                              Fx +1
                              954.463.4904
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