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Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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I have a 50 hp 4 stroke 1998 mercury outboard,the tilt has

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I have a 50 hp 4 stroke 1998 mercury outboard,the tilt has quit working(up) on both switches ,boat throttle controls and housing. Switched out relay with working engine tilt and made no difference.any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
Does the engine still trim down normally?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes it does
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the trim motor kicks in when control are pushed ,motor is all way down.
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
Would you please post the serial number of the engine? I need to get you a diagram.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
serial # ***** 50elpt 45
Expert:  Charles replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** have is a failed up relay. You should replace them in pairs. Part 21 in this diagram is the relay. You can get it from that site, or any Mercury outboard dealer will carry them.