1988 Mariner 40 Won't Start (was need help)


Old 06-23-14, 09:26 PM
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1988 Mariner 40 Won't Start (was need help)

I have a 1988 mercury mariner 2 stroke 40 hp that will not start replaced fuel filter new gas new sparks plugs still want crank it will turn over fast then back fire then turn over slow

Last edited by Rick Johnston; 06-25-14 at 04:39 AM.
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Old 06-24-14, 04:02 AM
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My first thought would be to rebuild the carb. Especially if it sat for awhile with old gas in it.

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