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Penokee09 posted 07-01-2009 09:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for Penokee09   Send Email to Penokee09  
2006 Mercury 60-HP FOURSTROKE Bigfoot won't run, and there no test beep on the engine Guardian system. No test beep when turning the key. Engine tries to start, but won't. It has started a couple of times (without the start beep), but quits within 10 seconds.

Have checked the fuses, gas line, fuel filter. Everything looks fine.

My manual isn't any help. Any ideas?

Main concern is why there is no test BEEP, and, if the lack of a test BEEP is related to the engine not starting.

jimh posted 07-01-2009 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Most Mercury aural alert or alarm sounders will emit an alert when the ignition key is moved to RUN from OFF. If you do not get an aural alert, this could be an indication of:

--the aural alert sounder has failed; or,

--the alarm module has failed, or,

--the alarm module or alarm sounder do not have power.

I suggest testing the aural alert sounder first. Once you verify the aural alert sounder is capable of making the proper sound, work backwards to the alarm module and check for power.

Phil T posted 07-02-2009 06:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil T  Send Email to Phil T     
Check the battery for charge and the cable connections first.

When did you last use the boat?

bdb posted 07-02-2009 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Kill switch clip properly seated?
Tohsgib posted 07-02-2009 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Mine was the keyswitch itself: $20.
jimh posted 07-03-2009 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
"Engine tries to start....

I believe this is to say that when the key switch is turned to the START position the engine starter motor is cranking over the engine. From this we can assume that there is power to the key switch and power to the solenoid. However, you should verify that there is power to the IGNITION or ACCESSORY lead from the key switch. If there is not power on the IGNITION or ACCESSORY lead, usually YELLOW with a RED stripe or sometimes just YELLOW, this would cause many of the condition you describe. The IGNITION or ACCESSORY lead is usually VIOLET.

jimh posted 07-03-2009 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
"It has started a couple of times...."

Oops--If the engine has started then it must have been getting power on the IGNITION or ACCESSORY lead.

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