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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 1989 Evinrude 90 HP tilt wont go up or down : tilt

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I have a 1989 Evinrude 90 HP tilt wont go up or down
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Customer: tilt wont go up or down Battery power ok
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Customer: when I operate the up/down switch the trim indicater moves up or down but the engine doesn't move
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Can I get the model number on the engine please.

Is there any clicking from the engine when you hit trim up or down?

Is the trim motor running when you hit trim up/down?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Jason my name is***** can get the model Nbr but it will take a few moments. There is no clicking and I don't think the motor is running. When I click the switch the trim indicater goes up or down
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Sam,

I will need the model number just to know what you have.

After that, do you have a volt meter, and do you know how to take voltage measuremnts? We need to start by testing the switches.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model # *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a volt meter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please connect me to another mechanic
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Got it. Does your lower cover have a trim button on it, or just the handle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know what you mean by lower cover
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

The lower engine cover. The lower cowl.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the only engine cover comes up off the top
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Correct the cover comes off the top. But when you install the cover, the bottom of the cover meets the top of the lower cowl. Are there any trim buttons on the lower cowl? Or just the ones on the shifter handle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just the one on the the shifter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you too busy to work with me?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I do apologize for the delay. I am working with you and 2 other people at the moment.

The first thing you need to check is to pull the switch out, and check for power on the red wire at the switch. Do you have power on that wire?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I called my credit card company. There is a $5 charge which is OK but there is a $21 charge which I object to, Please remove that $21 .
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I don't have anything to do with billing, I am just a contractor. If you have a billing question you want to contact customer service at***@******.***

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am really upset with you and your lack of service.
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

I will call this quits them. I am opting out. Good luck with your problem.

Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

Can I be of service to you?

If you take your boat to a marina to have it diagnosed it will cost you allot more than $26.00.

I can fix your issue.