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175 sport jet wont start

Discussion in 'Sugar Sand Jet Boats' started by Joe k, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Joe k

    Joe k Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Toledo Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    1998
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    16
    I have a 1998 sugar sand tango with a 175 sport jet. All week I've started it once a day on the trailor to make sure it starts. Well to make long story short I put it in the water on the weekend and she spits and sputters for a little while and then stalled out and I couldn't get it to start back up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Joe k

    Joe k Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Toledo Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    1998
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    16
    I've pulled plugs and replaced hooked a hose to it and it started. I'm a lil nervous bout putting it in water and not starting again..... any suggestions on what to check next....
    So I took it to the lake and dropped her in... as expected would not start. Only starts when hooked to a hose . Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  3. Bilmon

    Bilmon Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    312
    Location:
    freeport il
    Ratings:
    +368 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    2003
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    18
    Only thing I can think of is a weak battery or starter getting bad, seen it on the 240's don't know if the 175 is any different or not. When the boat is in the water there is a load on it when cranking and these motors need strong voltage to start. The 240 needs to have above 8.5 volts while it's cranking or it won't fire , don't know if this is true of the 175 also or not. I have seen this exact behavior where it would start on trailer but not in water on my Mirage and my son's Tango [both 240's] , both times it was the battery.
     
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  4. Joe k

    Joe k Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Toledo Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    1998
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    16
    View attachment 79253 View attachment 79253
    My starter is staring to act up... sometimes it wont ingage on first turn of key. But after that it usually kicks in
     
  5. Bilmon

    Bilmon Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    312
    Location:
    freeport il
    Ratings:
    +368 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    2003
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    18
    I'd first make sure the battery is good and fully charged and I'd check all connections from battery and starter for corrosion and tightness, after that I would suspect starter
     
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  6. Joe k

    Joe k Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Toledo Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Sugar Sands
    Year:
    1998
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    16
    Thank you for all the advice I will check that before I change starter
     

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