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#11821922 - 09/10/16 07:47 PM Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly
crappie-quest Offline
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Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 870
Loc: Little Elm, TX
I have a 2005 verado 225 with 60 hrs on it. Today it started revving a little higher in idle and when I would put it into gear it would jerk. When taken out of gear, it would idle even higher for a second, even up to 3k rpm's, then go back down. Then I would go to put it in gear again and it wouldn't engage. Just revved up. Also when revving up in gear without engaging, an alarm would beep for a few seconds. Anyone know what could be causing this?
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#11822566 - 09/11/16 08:24 AM Re: Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly [Re: crappie-quest]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11352
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You need to get it to a Merc dealer quick before you grenade the lower. Only way to find the problem is to hook the motor up to a diagnostic programmed laptop. It has one or more sensors bad.
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#11822801 - 09/11/16 10:58 AM Re: Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly [Re: crappie-quest]
OPTI Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 1434
Loc: Benbrook Tex
Sounds like possible flooding VST and fuel is dumping back into engine through the vent hose.

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#11823112 - 09/11/16 02:59 PM Re: Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly [Re: crappie-quest]
crappie-quest Offline
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Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 870
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Thanks for the feedback guys! I'll be taking it in tomorrow.
What is VST? What would be causing the flooding?
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#11823150 - 09/11/16 03:21 PM Re: Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly [Re: crappie-quest]
OPTI Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 1434
Loc: Benbrook Tex
VST or vapor seperator tank is the tank where the low pressure and high pressure pumps are located and it has a float switch that controls the fuel level in tank

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#11823375 - 09/11/16 04:52 PM Re: Verado idling high and drive not engaging correctly [Re: crappie-quest]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2849
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
X2 on merc dealer. Clunning or jerking into gear.
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