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Old 05-17-2021, 09:18 AM
nwitt nwitt is offline
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98 Prostar 205 - not getting fuel

first time getting boat out yesterday since winterization. I cranked it in the storage unit and it fired up. Turned it off and headed to the lake. Would turn over but not crank. Poured gas in the intake and it fired right up and then went dead after that small amount of fuel burned. So, seems like i'm not getting any gas to the engine. Ideas on where to start troubleshooting? I'm hoping it's something easy that i can fix myself.

It is the TBI engine.
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:32 PM
chrislandy chrislandy is offline
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Is the fuel pump priming before you start it?
Check the kill cord
Initially check for any loose connections, wiggle the relays/fuses next to the ECU

Then go to the library section on here and find the TBI troubleshooting manual and run through that
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:49 PM
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I do not hear the fuel pump priming.
Kill cord is attached.
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Old 05-17-2021, 01:02 PM
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where is the library section?
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:14 PM
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So it sounds like your fuel pump isn’t running. There’s a couple of possibilities:
1. The fuel pump is dead
2. The ECM isn’t turning on the fuel pump for some reason.

Because you can’t hear the fuel pump prime, perhaps the best answer is to hook up a a voltmeter to the power wires going to the fuel pump, and see if the ECM is trying to turn on the fuel pump. If so, most likely you need a new fuel pump. If not, it’s time to look into what’s pissing of the ECM.
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:05 AM
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where is the library section?
https://teamtalk.mastercraft.com/showthread.php?t=59719
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:21 AM
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Is the shut valve located on top gas tank next to filter open?
I have same boat.
Check kill switch
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Old 05-19-2021, 11:00 AM
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Gas valve is open. I checked that.
I checked the kill switch numerous times including holding it completely down with my finger.
I plan to check voltage to the fuel pump tonight and fuel filters. I also went ahead and ordered a replacement fuel pump which should be delivered Saturday.
Local repair shops are 6+ weeks out so definitely hoping it's something I can figure out.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:00 AM
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Update. went back through wiring last night and it felt like the wire connection at the fuel pump was a bit loose. i fiddled with it and gave it a good squeeze. Turned key on and fuel pump primed and boat cranked. The plastic connector piece that connects the wiring to the fuel pump seems to be broken....it doesn't feel like it "clips" tightly. I suspect this will come loose again as i use the boat so wondering if this connection piece can be repaired/replaced.
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Old 05-20-2021, 10:52 AM
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Yes, it should be a standard 2 pin "mini timer" plug
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