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2005 Chaparral 256 SSI- got stuck on a soft sandbar in an inlet yesterday and had to be pulled off, then the trim up stopped working- prop and outdrive seems to be fine upon looking at it in the lift, but trim not working.

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I try to trim up on the dash and there is no sound to trim up at all but a trim down sound when I push down, but the drive it stays frozen in the trim down position

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Which engine/drive system do you have on the boat? Is it a Mercruiser or Volvo? Do you have any kind of model information of your sterndrive setup?

Next, when you say the trim is not working. When you hit the button is the trim motor making noise but there is no lift from the sterndrive? Or is the trim motor not making any noise?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Volvo penta. I try to trim up on the dash and there is no sound to trim up at all but a trim down sound when I push down, but the drive stays frozen in the trim down position
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I hear a clicking noise when I push up the trim switch and the engine hatch is openAdam, Yarbrough's here- our I/o trim switch only makes noise in the down position, makes no noise and does not trim up- what do you think the issue is? We got stuck on a sandbar yesterday and got pulled up- drive and prop look fine in the lift- is it the trim limit switch? Doesn't work from transom switch either
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Hi Adam, which model is your sterndrive? Once I know what model sterndrive you have, I will know which trim system you have. (as there are many different types)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Volvo 5.7mpi w Volvo out drive
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Duoprop
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

When you hit trim up you do hear a click, correct? If yes, are you also hearing a whirring noise, or hearing the trim motor itself run?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No just the click when pushing up
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Whirring when pushing down
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Got it. You could have a bad trim relay. What I would do in the shop is replace both trim relays (they operate as a pair) and retest. That will usually get it up and going again.

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Hello, just checking in. Any progress?

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