Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

96 echelon beeps when pulling a skier

Recommended Posts

A friend of mine has a 96 echelon and whenever they try to pull a skier the boat beeps and the power cuts. However when driving the boat without pulling anything, there isn't an issue. They've taken it to multiple marina's but haven't been able to find anything wrong. I suspect that is a bare wire somewhere but I have limited knowledge about boats. The boat is immaculate and has low hours.

Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have an idea of what this could be?

Edited by Arick
Link to comment

Sounds like its going into limp mode. What is oil pressure and level? What is temp gauge reading?

I don't know the details on that, however I would suspect that the levels are ok being that two different dealers have looked at it. I could be wrong though.

I'll ask my friend tonight.

Link to comment

I 'd agree on the limp mode statement. Is the a carb of fuel injection? If FI you could have a bad pressure regulator or fuel pump that is causing a rich/lean condition that the computer is picking up. Again if it's FI get a fuel pressure gauge and attach it to the Schrader valve on the fuel rail. While you pull the skier up have someone watch the gauge and what the reading is and if it stays constant. High, low or inconsistent reading can cause the computer to go in limp mode.

If it's a carb..... never mind..... :blush:

Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...

I did get an update, although I have got a lot of information that everyone was asking.. I apologize for that. However the marina found a small leak in the backside of the water pump. I wouldn't think that would cause the boat to go into limp mode?

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...