2006 240 Sundancer will not turn over

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by FLBoater66, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. FLBoater66

    FLBoater66 New Member

    25
    Jun 23, 2018
    2006 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer.
    2006 Mercruiser 5.0 litre
    2006 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer 240 W/ 5.0 Merc.

    The last time we took the boat out, about three weeks ago, we were out for a couple hours and then brought her in with no issues noted and 3/8 of a tank of gas.
    When we went to take it out this week, the boat would not fire up. She cranks good and being that I left with plenty of gas, I am hoping she still has it and no one syphoned it out. I will get gas tomorrow to make sure, however in the mean time is there any qk tips someone may be able to give regarding this year / make / model and the issue I am experiencing?
    I always run Non Ethanol gas.
    If I put gas in and still o go, I will ck the fuel filter and ensure there is no clog, preventing fuel from getting to the carb..
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    For clarification, and help in the future, "turning over" is the same as "cranking". Meaning, someone reading your title might think you are talking about the engine not cranking, at all.

    What does your gas gauge show? Siphoning gas out won't trick the gauge.

    Are you sure you have a carb'd engine? I thought fuel injection was standard?

    Easiest thing that could explain the issue... make sure your kill switch isn't flipped to off. Next, try starting with the throttle partly advanced - there's a sensor on top of the engine called an Idle Air Controller, which controls the idle ability. When that goes, you've got to start the engine past idle.
     
  3. FLBoater66

    FLBoater66 New Member

    25
    Jun 23, 2018
    2006 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer.
    2006 Mercruiser 5.0 litre
    Right after i put the post up, i ran a few Google searches and found it to be exactly what you suggested, the kill Sw. Yuo, the one on the shift / throttle controller.
    That said, i never turn that off, so i am not sure how its positiin was switched, but glad it was that simple and all is good again in the Universe.
    Thank you for replying!
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It probably just got bumped. It happens.

    Be glad it was an easy fix! :)
    You're welcome.
     

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