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Old 06-17-2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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Hello! I'm new to speed boating(I have a pontoon) and just put a downpayment on a 1997 1900sr. The boat is in great condition, but when the key is turned on, there is a very loud, continuous alarm that sounds. Boat runs fine, though and alarm shuts off when boat starts. Is this normal??? The boat is on a car lot and they had put a new battery in it. Second, the power tilt up is not working. The down and the trailer both work, though. I looked at the boat on a trailer. Is there some trick to the "up" or is there a problem? This boat has the 4.3 L engine.

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Old 06-17-2008, 03:13 AM   #2

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welcome to the zoo........well..first off...the alarm is basically a systems sounds when you turn the key on and will go out when the engine is started...if you get this alarm during engine run..shut it off immediately cuz there is something wrong..which would be one of 3 things..overtemp...low oil pressure and low outdrive oil...

as for the tilt not working..there could be several things that cause that...let me ask this...did you try and operate it when the drive was all the way down??..cuz it's basically a drive can only move it so far and then it stops working..that's when the trailer switch works to bring the drive all the way up......

but...if it isn't really could be the switch or the trim solenoid down on the pump itself...which is basically a pull the old one out..put the new one in....


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Old 06-17-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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thanks, sp. the boat trailer was positioned such that I couldn't put the drive all the way down, so maybe that's why it wouldn't work. i'll have to try again once i bring the boat home. and, yes, the alarm goes off once the boat starts.
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yea, we had a hose and muffs hooked up. thanks.
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