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When I do these I first put the motor up on the trailer locks. Then knock out the top pin for the tilt/trim assembly, it will then pull foward about an inch or 2. Then you can sneak into the back bolts with a ratchet with extensions and a universal joint adaptor to pull the rear bolts.
That is how I do it. is there something else in there that is holding you up? Or have you not knocked out the upper trim pin and pulled it foward yet?
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But let me get your engines serial number first so that there are no mistakes. All of the Mercury engines are cataloged by serial, and for me to pull up diagrams it is all done by serial.
the serial is on a decal on the clamp bracket.
I'm sorry but I don't have time to follow through on this one. We do this on the side from our houses, and do not work in an office building. It's 10pm my time. What I will do is opt out of the question and leave it open to the expert community. We have some night birds here, so i'm sure another expert will jump in.