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Old 04-17-2014, 05:56 PM   #11
 
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Lol. Dang Andy!!!!! I didn't even think of that!!!! I bet that's it!!!

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    Yes, it only has one wire going to the distributor cap, its the middle wire on top of the cap.
    And then it has two plugs in the side of it that overlap each other.

    Andy, Im thinking the switch is still good because when I pull the safety lanyard it doesn't allow
    for the alarm or maybe it's the fuel pump to sound.
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    Cool at least you've checked it
    You'll be surprised how many people overlook it
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    Yea man, I never actually put a volt meter on it, just flipped it
    back and forth. But to be on safe side, tomorrow while Im checkin for
    Voltage, can't hurt to double check. Thanks Andy!
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    I actually had accidentally pulled mine about halfway down and it took me about 10 minutes to figure out why my boat wouldn't start in the middle of the lake lol!

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    Lol, sounds like something I'd do. Can't believe it hasn't happened to me yet.
    But there's still time!
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    I was clipped on with the hatch open. Went back to shut the hatch and the motor died!
    Tried to start the motor and nothing???
    Spent a good while checking everything until my daughter noticed the lanyard hanging down by my side!
    A real Facepalm moment
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    What part of Alabama. I am on Lake Martin


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    Hey mariah1, we live in Calera. We been going to Lay for most of our trips, but this summer
    we wanna get over to Lake Martin. Good friend of mine is from Alexander City, their gonna show
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    Default Re: 4.3 vortec won't fire, help needed

    Hey gahooligan, I had a little time before ball game so I checked for voltage. I first checked
    Voltage coming out of coil and we has 10.5 volts, a little low but my battery was almost dead
    from trying yo start up the last few days I'm charging it up tonight. Then checked voltage to the
    plug going to ignition module, we were good there also. Then I ran out of time.
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