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My 1989 60 hp tilt and trim does not work in either

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My 1989 Johnson 60...

My 1989 Johnson 60 hp tilt and trim does not work in either direction> When I push the up button the relays both seem to chatter. Nothing happens when the down button is pushed.

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The relays have both been replaced By direct connection, the motor runs both directions.

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Have you tested the voltage going to the trim motor?

Have you checked the fluid level and that the manual release valve is tight?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
fluid is fine. Manual release valve is tight. The motor does run when the leads are connected to the battery
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Ok have you checked for voltage at trim motor when connected to the relays?

Have you inspected the connections at the relays with relays removed. Sometimes the connectors can get corroded or pushed through the relay holder.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
phone call please
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

I tried but there seems to be an issue with payment.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Please try again
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

I tried but there seems to be an issue with payment.

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