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Captain
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎05-10-2014

E tec fault codes

Does anyone have the fault code definations for 2005 225 go e tec?
Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E tec fault codes

The codes and their conditions are listed in the factory service manuals, however if you want an explanation of one or two, we can help you here.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Captain
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎05-10-2014

Re: E tec fault codes

I'm looking for fault codes 28 and 97. What can cause them?
Admiral
Posts: 9,596
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E tec fault codes

28 is for a shift interrupter switch staying activated too long due to either a sticky switch plunger or stiffness somewhere in the engine's shifting linkage or bushings. In saltwater motors used infrequently, the shift rod going into the gearcase gets stiff from salt buildup under the sealing o-ring.

 

97 is Intermittent switched B+ detected. Check for bad key switch, connections, etc. in the purple wire coming off the ignition switch, and going back to the engine. That same wire also powers the gauges.

 

A loose ground somewhere can give the same symptoms

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-29-2018

Re: E tec fault codes

How about code 181, 173 and 161. Also something about a "Fused B fault detected".
Both engines crank and batteries are good but one engine (port) doesnt engage when given throttle.
Admiral
Posts: 9,596
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E tec fault codes


@Makomyday325 wrote:
How about code 181, 173 and 161. Also something about a "Fused B fault detected".
Both engines crank and batteries are good but one engine (port) doesnt engage when given throttle.

What engine do you have? Model number, please.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-29-2018

Re: E tec fault codes

2017 G2 250 hp
Skipper
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-29-2018

Re: E tec fault codes

E250XCAG and E250XAG
Captain
Posts: 184
Registered: ‎10-21-2015

Re: E tec fault codes

Code 181 - ETC Drive Status fault means that the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) which is located within the throttle body is indicating under voltage, over temperature, or overcurrent.

 

Code 173 - ETC Motor Open Circuit means that the Electronic Throttle Controller is indicating that the throttle body motor circuit is not conducting current.  It is an open circuit.

 

Code 161 - Fused B+ fault means that the voltage on the fused B+ circuit is being measured at less than 3.2 volts.  This fault may be caused by a blown fuse or a defective relay.

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Admiral
Posts: 9,596
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: E tec fault codes

 

 

If a visual inspection does not reveal anything obvious in the wiring or connectors, a trained tech with a laptop and the current Evinrude diagnostic software is needed to troubleshoot your engine and correct the error codes.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.