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Charles, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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Two things. One is my auto pilot works while then goes crazy

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Two things. One is my auto pilot works for a while then goes crazy and spins for no reason. it has been doing it for a while but I just quit using auto pilot and manually controlled it with my co pilot. The latest thing just happened yesterday. Propeller works fine but the motor turns very slowly when I change directions. any suggestions?
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Customer: Where are the walleyes biting?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

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With the steering being slow, you may have a bad steering box. Remove the cover over the center of the motor, then locate the black and the white wire. Remove them from the control board. Apply 12V directly between them, the motor should turn. If it is still slow, replace the steering box. If it is normal speed, replace the control board.