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Pro XS died and wont restart #13950881 04/07/21 03:12 PM
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I need help trying to diagnose a problem. our marine shops out here are back up, so I am hanging on to the boat until they can get it in. In the meantime, maybe I can find something.

2014 Pro XS 250.....I've had zero problems with. I was fishing yesterday and was getting ready to move spots. I started the motor up (started the same as normal) and put it in gear and when I put it in gear it died suddenly and I cant get it back started.

1. its the not the kill switch
2. Primer bulb is hard and primed.
3. it didnt starve for fuel......meaning it died suddenly
4. plenty of battery juice
5. when I turn on the ignition I can hear the fuel pump come on

thats where I stop. I took the hood off and cant seem to find anything obvious where something might have come disconnected.

any other ideas where to look?

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13950975 04/07/21 04:00 PM
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Maybe a fuse in the ignition relay? I'd check all of your fuses. Not sure where they are located on a Mercury.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13950983 04/07/21 04:05 PM
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the fuses were actually my next stop....

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951235 04/07/21 06:34 PM
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So it’s turning over fine?

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951628 04/07/21 11:32 PM
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Yes it is.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951633 04/07/21 11:34 PM
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Any beeps/lights when you turn on the key?


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Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951670 04/07/21 11:56 PM
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Everything is completely normal. I also checked to make sure the kill switch was working properly and it is. I have found a blown fuse, so I’ll replace and hopefully that fixes it.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951718 04/08/21 12:27 AM
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Put the new fuse in and cranked it wouldn’t start. Pulled the fuse and the new one is blown

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13951725 04/08/21 12:33 AM
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I found that is the fuse for the ignition coil circuit...now I don’t know where to look.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13952233 04/08/21 01:27 PM
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A friend had the same problem that you are having and it was one bad power pac. Check youtube there should be a video on how to trouble shoot it. He did his and saved alot of money.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13952496 04/08/21 04:23 PM
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are you talking about a coil pack? from I have found about people replacing ignition coils, they are hooking up spark plug testers while their engine is running, and then they are able to see if its a bad coil. I cant get mine running, So I'm wondering if that eliminates that issue since it wont start at all. I had a mechanic tell me it could be shorted ignition module, shorted coil, or just a shorted wire on the circuit. all of that stuff gets above my pay grade unfortunately.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13952844 04/08/21 09:12 PM
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I think that you can do a check even if the motor doesn't start and run. Give me a call at 254-216-2252.

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Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13955332 04/10/21 11:04 PM
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Inspect your coils closely, mine did the same thing prior to a bass champs tourney. Found one coil had cracked and was oozing a tar looking substance. Bought online and was back in business .Otherwise you can disconnect all coils and reconnect one at a time until fuse blows. I believe you can also test each coil with an ohm meter to find the odd ball. You can google the ohm values on a good coil.

Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13955356 04/10/21 11:43 PM
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Easiest way to test the ignition coils is with a light spark plug tester. YouTube will show you how.


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Re: Pro XS died and wont restart [Re: Lubbockangler] #13956804 04/12/21 01:09 PM
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BPbassp,

coils look fine. so even if it wont start, you think I could disconnect them all and still plug one in at a time and still blow if a coil is bad?

Tin Star Cajun,

Ive seen some videos check the spark plugs, but all of them have their motor started and running while they are doing this.....mine wont start at all.

also, I havent been able to find ohm values on the coils. Might be +/- 10% which is 900-1100, thats the only thing i've found.

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