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Dauntless 160 Livewell Pump Repair
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posted 04-27-2006 02:20 PM ET (US)
My livewell pump quit working on my 2002 Dauntless 160. Does anyone know if this is an easy replacement? I'm not even sure where the pump is located. I have the factory livewell option under the reversible pilot seat. It worked for four years, but wouldn't come on when I put it in the water after sitting over the winter.
I tried reseting the breaker, but still didn't hear the usual hum of the livewell pump. The light in the switch comes on, so I assume the pump is getting power.
Thanks for any ideas
posted 04-27-2006 03:07 PM ET (US)
The pump should be under the hatch just forward of the engine. There are two pumps there, one is your bilge. Check the wire connections first. But, I would imagine the replacement is fairly easy.
posted 05-01-2006 06:16 PM ET (US)
I had the same problem on my 2001 Dauntless 160. To prove I had electrical power, I cut the wires near the pump and checked w/ a meter. I had power, so thinking something might have jammed in the pump, I shot water through the pump in reverse w/ a garden hose and reconnected the wiring. Still no luck. The pump and through hull were one piece, making the job more complicated, so I had my dealer do the work. I had him replace the old unit w/ a motor & pump cartidge that can be easily replaced without removing the through hull fitting. He also added a strainer/screen to the through hull fitting. Good luck.
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