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    2000 XP will only run when holding the start/stop button.

    I'm trying to help a friend out with his 2000 Seadoo XP. The engine runs great but once you let go of the start/stop button the engine shuts off. He swapped a switch but no luck. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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    Anyone have any ideas?

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    throttle cable is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    throttle cable is bad.
    Can you possibly explain further? How could a bad cable cause this? Thanks in advance.

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    the xp throttle cable has an electrical switch inside. That controls the timing thru a unique method to the XP.

    That's also why the cable has a wallet flattening list of $160

    The right direction you seek is that of a service manual. It explains how to test the switch. It's buried to it's tested from a connector on the mpem. You HAVE to follow the service manual test procedure. Something like sticking a voltmeter probe in the connector can damaged the pins.

    Bad Guesses on that ski will cost big big big

    Make note:

    running engine with starter engaged is not tolerated well by the starter. Plan on a replacement at some point soon if it was done quite a few times and the engine was revved up to 7k while trying to figure out what's up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    throttle cable is bad.
    Can you possibly explain further? How could a bad cable cause this? Thanks in advance.
    Disconnect the harness going to the cable-- your ski should now start and run, but the timing will not change with throttle position. If this is the case, replace the throttle cable with a good working unit. PM me if you would like to buy 1-- I have MANY MANY parts for the 951s and most other 96-06 seadoos.

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