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I have a 1988 mercury 2 stroke motor with power trim. The

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I have a 1988 mercury 2 stroke motor with power trim. The power trim will not lower and I can't find the release screw.
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello. My name is Tan.

Could I get the engine model and serial number please? Mercury made allot of 2 stroke motors.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Mercury 60 hp, serial number 08396041
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just had the hydraulic lines replaced this spring.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Does this look like your trim unit? Manual release is # ***** Turn screw 3-4 turns counterclockwise. Engine should drop with a little assistance sometimes. http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury-outboard-parts/60-3-cyl/0b122930-thru-0d000749-usa/power-trim-components-s-n-0c160935-below

Once you have loosened the manual release tilt engine to full up position put trailer latch dow to hod engine up. Check fluid level add if needed. Tighten manual release and flip trailer latch off the motor will drop some. Now cycle the trim through the up and down a few times.

Post back with findings and questions.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No the diagram doesn't look right
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok you need to look at you serial number closely as the one you posted is not a good number.

Do you have the square motor on the trim unit?

The manual release valve will be in the same place.

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok you have the bolt in trim not integral. This engine used to be a manual tilt motor.

Your trim pump is in the boat. If it has a manual tilt release it will be on the bottom of the pump. The know is a knurled knob.

This is your pump correct?http://www.marineengine.com/parts/mercury-marine-accessory-parts/trim-tilt-lift-systems-and-components/ob-vol-1-1986-thru-1993/power-trim-assembly-76509a25-a26-page-1

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
this is right.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't currently have 30 with motor oil.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
That was supposed to say no 30 w motor oil.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok you can use ATF Dexron.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have tc-w3 engine oil, is that ok?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

No that is 2 stroke oil. That won't work at all. 30 weight motor oil is the recommended oil then ATF.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok , I have to go buy some. What would be next step?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I went through the procedure with a diagram of the location of the fill screw and the manual release.

Here it is again.

Ok lets start with filling the reservoir. Remove the screw blue arrow. Fill with 30 weight motor oil. Now run the trim up and down does the motor trim?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok thanks
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Keep me posted to your findings.

Thank you......Tan

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