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Have mercury 60 hp big foot. The trim motor works sometime

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Have mercury 60 hp big foot. The trim motor works sometime and is real slow lowering and raising. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. Battery is fully charged. The trim motor seems to be laboring. It is full of oil in the raised position. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Hi Ralph, my name is Jason

The electric trim motor could be on it's way out or it could be burnt trim relays causing a drop in voltage do the trim motor. What you would do is disconnect the trim motor from the relays and jump it right to the battery. The wires you want are going to be a large blue and a large green. If you touch blue to positive and green to negative it will trim up, if you reverse the wires it will trim down. What you want to see is if it still labors or not when jumping the motor to the battery. If it does not labor, then the relays are starting to burn up, causing a drop in voltage. If it still labors, the trim motor itself is starting to burn up. Does that make sense.

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

I don't know how you want to leave this but that is where you stand on your end and what needs to be checked. I think that should do it but I work for tips so I do want to make sure you are happy with my service before you go. If you had a further question on the issue by all means feel free to ask. If not, Just in case you do not understand the way the website works (and some folks do not). You do have to put forth a positive rating in order for it to credit me for helping you. When ratings are not done, the website simply keeps your deposit and they will not credit me. The ratings box is located at the top of the screen. To rate, you must select the star you wish and also confirm it. Please let me know if you run into any problems or errors when trying to do it. If you do have a problem, or if you can not see the ratings box which is at the top of the screen. Please reply back "I rate Jason's service _______" and fill in the blank.

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Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.

It looks like you read my answer without replying back or putting through a rating for me. Please keep in mind the website did charge you to speak with me, but they will hold your money and not credit me for helping you out if no rating is put through. If you have a problem with the ratings box or can not see it please let me know.



Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks for the response and will try jumping the trim motor. If it is the relays, I will need further directions from you..
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Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** let the moderators know you had trouble with the ratings system.



Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Where are the relays if more than one?
Expert:  Jason replied 10 months ago.

Good morning and sorry for the delay. When you replied back last night I had already logged off fore the evening. Mercury engines are cataloged by serial number, let me get the serial number on your engine, and I will get you a picture showing the relays location.

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