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I have a 350 mecruiser. I was i sallow water and raised the motor all the way up and put it in gear fwd and now it want go down or go in reverse. What did i do and how to fix it? thanks
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello. My name is***** will be helping you. Do you hear the trim motor running?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes the trim motor comes on but want go down
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Check the fluid level in the trim pump. You can find the trim unit by listening to the trim motor.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
how to check the level, i see the housing for the unit
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
what would cause it not to go in reverse is it because it is all the way up?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I tried putting it in reverse and it would just die.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
There's 4 different trim pump they used. The reservoir has a fill plug. Remove the fiil plug and with a piece of wire check the fluid level. The fluid should be 1/2 from the top of the fill plug. If you have the plastic reservoir you can see the fluid level it should be about half full. # ***** is the fill cap. http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc2/Mercruiser/R-MR%20Alpha%20One%20%28Drive%29/6225577%20THRU%200D469858%20%281983-1990%29/HYDRAULIC%20PUMP%20%20OILDYNE%20PUMP-%20PLASTIC%20RESERVOIR/parts.html Lets get the drive down first it may shift ok when down.
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Here is the metal reservoir the fill plug is # ***** http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc2/Mercruiser/R-MR%20Alpha%20One%20%28Drive%29/6225577%20THRU%200D469858%20%281983-1990%29/HYDRAULIC%20PUMP%20AND%20BRACKET%20OILDYNE%20PUMP-METAL%20RESERVOIR/parts.html
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
What type of oil does it take?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Use ATF Dexron III autiomatic transmission fluid.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I need to go pick up some oil. can i finish this in the morning?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Absolutely. I am on at 8AM, PST
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I will talk to you then and thank you very much for the info. and thanks again.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok Your welcome.
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