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The tilt on the motor stopped working both up and down, I…

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The tilt on the motor stopped working both up and down

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I checked the leads going to the motor and when I went up and down from the switch on the motor I was getting 12v. Also I disconnected the leads and when I use just the battery I can tilt the motor up and down

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When I got the boat home the battery discharged over a few days, it has never done that before. It could have a short

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

Which engine are we working on?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
60 hp
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My name is Sam
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sorry it's a 60hp mercury
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Hi Sam. When you hit your trim buttons, can you hear the trim relays click?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is no trim just straight up and down
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

What is the serial number on this engine?

You are talking about the "hydraulics" that is in between the clamp bracket portion of the outboard, correct?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I certainly can't hear anything from the driver seat I'm hard of hearing
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

What is the serial number on this engine?

You are talking about the "hydraulics" that is in between the clamp bracket portion of the outboard, correct?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the serial # ***** ***** and the year is 1997
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Got the serial. Just to confirm, you are talking about the tilt and trim system that is not working, is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Are the relays on the base of the engine housing right at the back, away from the boat
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
but it will work with direct power from the battery
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

As you face the back of the engine, the relays are on the bottom left.

Are you near the engine now to do some testing?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Hit the trim up and down buttons on the lower cowling on the outboard. Can you hear the trim relays click?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is not a click per say but I can hear something when I hit the down button not the up
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Are you hearing the same noise in both directions? (Up and down?)

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No only down
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 2 years ago

Do you have a helper to try the buttons at the shifter handle?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Don't bother
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Tan
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Hello. My name is Tan.

Have you tried the trim switch # ***** on the side of the engine lower cover # *****? Click on this link to open diagram. http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury_marine_parts/static/img/MERMAR/817352.96/0.gif

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If the motor pan switch does the same thing then you have 2 bad relays or a bad connection on the relays. Replace both relays and check all connections on the relays.

You have eliminated the trim motor as it works when jumped directly. Leaving the trim relays, connections or switch. Both switches won't go bad so if the switch on the motor pan works then you have a bad switch on the control. If neither switch works that leaves the relays or connections. These are the only things it can be.

Post back with questions and findings.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Why do I have a total of $89 pending against my credit card?????
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

I sent you over to customer service. I have nothing to do with billing. I only answer questions.

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you still need help with your issue?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will let you know when I purchase the parts, install and try them
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok. Did you try the switch on the motor? If yes what did it do?

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