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1996 Malibu intermittent Starting

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I purchased a 1996 Malibu Boat and it is having intermittent starting issues.


it will start up just fine. After a couple hours of use. It will not even crank. Fuel pump turns on and the engine is getting power but engine won’t turn over. I have had to paddle in a couple times. Usually after I pull it out and in a couple hours it starts up fine again. 

things I have tried/replaced

- replaced starter

- check all connections 

- power at key and power at starter.


anybody having this issue? And what things did you clean or replace?

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6 minutes ago, Sunsetterscott said:

After a couple hours of use.

The usual sign of  vapour lock, BUT then engine should turn over.  Have you replaced, rotor, wires, and how are the plugs?

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