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Old 03-29-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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1998 Dolphin, Will it Start with Jacks Down?

We wanted to move on March 31st, but when we tried to start the motor, it was a non start. I read somewhere that some models won't start while the jacks are down. Is this the case with a 1998 Dolphin?

Problem is, we can't get the jacks to go up, either.
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My 2001 Dolphin will start with the jacks down. As soon as you move it out of park the alarms go off for the jacks.

Does the starter spin?
Is your chassis battery charged?
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I'm with Mike sounds like a battery problem. My jack alarm will drive you nuts as soon as you turn on the key. Try your headlights if the are dim or don't burn you have a dead battery.
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Jacks require both chassis and house batteries to operate so check the chassis battery and our charge it fully and try again.
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Both batteries have been checked, and both are fine. No power or spark to the jacks, and motor just won't turn over. Sounds like it's "trying" to turn over, but doesn't.
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Batteries

Just a question. How did you check the batteries? With a volt meter or with a load meter?
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Sounds like a cable or ground problem. When you say it sounds like it is trying to turn over do you mean it clicks or actually sounds like the motor is rotating or trying to rotate? You didn't say it the headlights worked. If they work turn them on and try cranking the engine. If they dim greatly you probably have a bad cable or poor connection between the battery and starter. I would start by cleaning the cables at the battery and. I have seen many that look fine but have a black build up between the post and cable end . Cheap fix it it works!
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