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2013 Avalanche - check engine light and alarm

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Centurion53    4

Hi everyone,

First I'd like to introduce myself. long time lurker here since purchasing my my 2013 Avalanche last year. Boat ran great all last summer. The family and myself couldn't be happier with our new boat and so glad we went with Centurion.

 

Our last first boat was a 2000 malibu and experienced nothing but issues every time we tried to get on the water.

 

Yesterday we experienced our first issue that I'm hoping that someone may have some knowledge to share.

 

It was our first day out this season and the boat ran great all day but on the way back to the ramp I was running about half throttle and all a Sudden the motor loss power (sputtered) for a second. The alarm beeped and the check engine light popped up on the micro touch screen.

 

I turned it off and sat for a few minutes before restarting. It started fine and everything was running great while idling. The check engine light was off. Oil pressure and temp were both good.

 

I opened the throttle again and it was fine for a short time then did it again. Split second loss of power, the alarm went off again, and the check engine light came on Again. I stopped it again and checked the oil which was good.

 

From there I started it back up and eased to the ramp.

 

Any idea what the issue may be? I'm in Atlanta and hope that I don't have to take it to the dealer I purchased from in Wedowee AL.

 

From what I read online I believe that anytime the alarm goes off it triggers a code for diagnostics but There's not much information online regarding the touch screen. Is there a way to pull up the diagnostic code on the touch screen or does it need to be hooked up to a scanner.

 

Any help you guys can share is very much appreciated.

 

Thanks!

Keith

 

 

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

 

 

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truekaotik    462

ANYTHING with a new touch screen need to go to dealer.... sucks I know but most issues are computer/touch screen related that I have seen...

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Bongo Fury    641

Any chance it could be an alternator? My 2008 Falcon V did not have a touch screen but I had what sounds exactly like what happened to you happen to me on the 4th of July and it was an alternator on our Black Scorpion....we had to be towed in.

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Centurion53    4

Thanks guys...I'm getting it scanned this week to check the fault code and will go from there.

 

Bongo - what you say makes sense and I'm hopeful that the issue is just an alternator. I replaced one of the batteries with an exide deep cycle battery last July and either the battery is bad or the alternator killed it because it's fully charged but only putting out about 4 volts when connected to my batter charger.

Before we went out on Friday I went ahead and replaced the 2nd battery with a new exide battery as well. That could be the reason why I was able to get to the ramp.

 

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Bongo Fury    641

Thanks guys...I'm getting it scanned this week to check the fault code and will go from there. Bongo - what you say makes sense and I'm hopeful that the issue is just an alternator. I replaced one of the batteries with an exide deep cycle battery last July and either the battery is bad or the alternator killed it because it's fully charged but only putting out about 4 volts when connected to my batter charger. Before we went out on Friday I went ahead and replaced the 2nd battery with a new exide battery as well. That could be the reason why I was able to get to the ramp. Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

 

We got a jump on the lake...we started to come in then the alarms went off again and we were dead........post up some pics fo your Avy and welcome to the site!

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Cdifranco    463

Fusible link maybe? Alternators not charging the batts back up. Had that issue last season

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Jerry B    12

What did you find your alarm? We had an arlarm just before loading up for the day yesterday. Turned the boat off and back on again and it was fine.

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