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Need to find out why my prop won't trim all the way up?

Customer Question

need to find out why my prop won't trim all the way up?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

What is it that you are working on?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
2004 crownline 182 with 4.3 mercruiser
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
replaced oil in system because it was milky looking. Filled with new oil and bled system now it will not trim about half way up.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

It this with the switch pushed into the trailer position?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
would that be on the throttle handle. All I see is an up and down.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Yes the up switch has two clicks. press it up alittle further.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I hold the switch down until the trim motor stops, nothing happens if I push it again. But when it quits it is only half way up
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

When was the last time that it trimmed correctly?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
before the oil was changed. It is actually my dads boat. He wanted to change the oil because it looked like it had water in it. After replacing the oil and during the air bleeding process, it would only go about half way up and the trim motor stops.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Did you remove the rams or anything when you replaced the oil?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no. just the lines. Pulled up on the stern and pushed it all the way back down with the lines removed to get all the old oil out. Then flushed the system.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I said "stern" but what I meant was we pulled all the way up on the motor and pushed it all the way back down to get as much of the oil oil out of the rams as we could.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Do you have a multimeter

Is there a square button 3/4 ways up the throttle lever?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have a multimeter. no square button though.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Ok, locate the wires that are coming from the trim solenoid. Test the voltage as someone trims the engine up. Make sure that you are not losing voltage to the solenoid.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
13.5 volts.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It was showing 15 and dropped to 13.5 volts when trimming up
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.

Sorry, was eating dinner.

What did it show when the drive stopped going up?

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