MerCruiser 5.0 Cranks But Won’t Start
What does it mean when a MerCruiser inboard engine cranks but will not turn on and begin to run. The starter activates and the crankshaft turns over but the engine will not fire.
The battery is not damaged nor is the battery charge low. It is new battery and I had it tested. The battery terminals are free of corrosion and electrical connections are tight. The remote control lever is in the neutral position and I didn’t see any blown fuse.
I am also certain that the alternator and regulator are operating fine. What are other reasons for why my MerCruiser 5.0-liter engine will crank but does no start. Btw, it cranks healthy. It does not crank slowly, it just won’t switch on and begin operating.