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    522D won't turn over periodically

    Hey guys this is my 5th trip out in my 18 522D with 250 pro xs. Today on 3 occasions I went to start the boat and I get the beep after putting in the code and then try to start it and nothing. I have owned multiple rangers and have never had this. Tried everything and still nothing. Took 5 to 10 min each time before it would turn over and start and then work as it should for 5-6 times . Few hours later the same thing... Any idea ?

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    Have you tried the jump start switch? Might be a battery issue. And yes, I know that your battery isn’t that old, but there is no set time when a dead short might appear, or similar.

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    Do you have the interstate 31AGM crank battery?
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    Is your motor the new 250proxs 4stroke? if so you will want to see if the serial # has a recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean c View Post
    Do you have the interstate 31AGM crank battery?
    Yes 31 agm battery . Now half way through the day I'm getting a battery alarm . Voltage is at 10 while running and losing 3k rpm.wondering if my alternator is bad

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    Voltage at 10 can’t be good for the engine’s electronic components. Get it checked out before your repair bill gets higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustingbass View Post
    Yes 31 agm battery . Now half way through the day I'm getting a battery alarm . Voltage is at 10 while running and losing 3k rpm.wondering if my alternator is bad
    If you are answering yes to the "INTERSTATE 31AGM" I Highly doubt anything is wrong with your alternator. That battery has performed poorly in many many boats . I'd bet dollars to donuts if you installed a quality 31 AGM such as oddesy PCM2150 or X2 from batteries and bulbs...your problem would go away.
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    Why would my system not charge back up when the motor is running ? Called my dealer and he thinks it's the fusible link . Will a load test let me know if the battery is pooched ?

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    Those batteries can test good and still not last through the day.
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    Found the issue. Ground not hooked up from the alternator and block. They obviously didn't hook this up when the power head was installed 2 hours ago

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    This is your 5th trip out and the power head has already been replaced? Thinking back to the start of this thread, I guess I’m not surprised at the outcome. These engines aren’t perfect from the factory, but one of our first thoughts when something quits working ought to be, “what has changed?” Anyhow, very glad for your sake that the mystery has been solved. Better days ahead.

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    I bought the boat used . It was 9 months old .new factory power head was put on when I bought it but didn't have any hours on it. Cabela's replaced the power head I guess and did a number on it. Wrong oil clamp caused the system to suck air and strand me the first trip. Next trip stranded because they didn't put the seals between the power head and injectors. Now this ... Unbelievable

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    Good dealers make problems smooth sailing. Bad dealers make good products look like junk.