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badluck

Really hard starts

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badluck

2007 Vlx with a monsoon and 805 trouble free hours. I service it every 80 hrs. This year I mixed up 2 wires but somehow i limped it to our dock and figured out my mistake. Ran fine after. A few trips later I’m having a hell of a time getting it to start. Fuel pump is new last year and I hear it working. I’ll check pressure when I get it home. I have to turn it over several times before it starts. Only inactive code is voltage. Active codes say 1 but it just says reading code. Any ideas? There is no lanyard, which I feel is odd. I’ll check for spark when I get it home. Are there any sensors that would cause this? Once it starts I can shut it down and it will fire right back up. If I let it sit for 10 min it does not start up. It takes several attempts some really long ones. Turns over fine but it won’t fire. Any ideas?

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Chaabo

Sounds like a fuel pressure issue to me. Like your fuel rails loosing pressure when sitting.

Will the engine start better when you run your fuel pump through a few prime circles prior to cranking it over?

 

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badluck

No. I’ve tried key up the fuel pump thinking the same thing. However every time I key up the fuel pump runs. I would think after 1-2 key on for fuel pump it would stop running. Every time I turn the key on it runs for 2 seconds/primes. 

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justgary

The pump will always run for about two seconds every key on cycle.  @Chaabo is asking if you do that maybe five times fairly quickly if the engine starts easier. 

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badluck

No, I’ve it.

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tvano

you said "I mixed up 2 wires but somehow i limped it to our dock",  which wires were swapped?
 

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badluck

Think it was 1/3

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tvano
30 minutes ago, badluck said:

Think it was 1/3

spark plug wires, right?

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Bozboat
19 hours ago, badluck said:

2007 Vlx with a monsoon and 805 trouble free hours. I service it every 80 hrs. This year I mixed up 2 wires but somehow i limped it to our dock and figured out my mistake. Ran fine after. A few trips later I’m having a hell of a time getting it to start. Fuel pump is new last year and I hear it working. I’ll check pressure when I get it home. I have to turn it over several times before it starts. Only inactive code is voltage. Active codes say 1 but it just says reading code. Any ideas? There is no lanyard, which I feel is odd. I’ll check for spark when I get it home. Are there any sensors that would cause this? Once it starts I can shut it down and it will fire right back up. If I let it sit for 10 min it does not start up. It takes several attempts some really long ones. Turns over fine but it won’t fire. Any ideas?

A bad or stuck fuel injector could cause the fuel pressure to drop while the engine is off.  If you haven't had the fuel injectors rebuilt, you are probably due.  I had a similar problem before rebuilding my injectors, would not start without great difficulty after sitting for awhile.

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Ndawg12

Just another thought, I've had to either fill the rear ballast or move everyone to the back in order to start the boat if I'm around 1/4 tank of fuel or less.  

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badluck

Yes spark plug wires 

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badluck

Definitely a spark issue. Let it sit for 15 min and no spark. Thinking an distributor control module

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