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Engine Trouble


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Hey Crew,

So I'm having alittle trouble getting my engine to start up on my 97 Response LX. Today was our 5th time to go out (our last outing was 3 days ago), and we have not had any problems starting up the other 4 times. The engine will crank and crank and sound like its about to fire up but just won't get there. It did fire up a few times, however when it did it ran incredibly rough and would die after about 5 seconds. I sprayed some ether into the carborator a few times, however that did nothing. I am getting a spark out of the wires, and I just replaced the spark plugs when I winterized it last fall. I have checked the kill switch/lanyard, and it appears to be connected just fine.

If you guys have any suggestions on things to try I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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Startron is your friend, I run it in all my toys even my pick up truck. I have never had any carb issues using it nore have any of the 200 plus boats my friends boat shop repair/ winterize

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If ether didn't help, I would think no spark. Test your coil, then your ign. module.

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