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Old 10-22-2018, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BUP View Post

There is a reason why the TPS code faulted most likely at engine shut down or just before it stalled..
Yes, during a 5v ref failure. What ever sensor the PCM was looking at the time will set the code. It's just luck of the draw which sensor it will be because as far as the PCM is concerned all the circuits that use the 5v ref signal are bad.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:13 PM
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^^^^^^ correct and to add to it --- just because the TPS fault code faulted does not mean a darn thing. And most likely, still was good. But one can test for that and even ohm test it out. Actually the TPS was still good because it was mentioned as a changed out to a new TPS. The same goes for crank and cam sensors just cause they faulted means nothing for jist of it. Heck run the boat out of gas and either one of these will fault or both will. Many do not know this and end replacing the sensors because it has faulted and the majority thinking is they must be bad. Not true at all.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:31 PM
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Trim position sensor was it. Visiting Mercury tech with same program found it. Thanks all, Expensive to fix but I'm in love with this boat. 2003 27' Fountain.
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Trim position sensor was it.
Thanks for the follow up, digital trim
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:29 AM
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Thats what mine was also unplugged it and it started right up
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by dennis r View Post
Thats what mine was also unplugged it and it started right up
Bingo if its a bad sensor / sender.. 30 minutes worth of testing for the sensor / sender end of it. Also there is ohms testing for the sensors as well. This testing is all explained in the service manual.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:56 PM
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Thanks all for the great advice. I chose this engine because it had low hours (170) figuring it would be reliable. But like anything complicated and 15 yrs old it is bound to have gremlins. Zoomed around Lake Washington yesterday with my motorcycle heated coat and gloves plugged in. Still smiling the next day. Is there a simple code reader that will help me in the future? Searches here and elsewhere have been confusing.
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