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My power trim is gone on my motor. What is the most common…

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Hi. My power trim...

Hi. My power trim is gone on my motor. What is the most common problem? Is an Evinrude e-tec 40 hp 2008 model

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Hi. My power trim is gone on my motor. What is the most common problem? Is an Evinrude e-tec 40 hp 2008 model

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No. I just want to know what the most common problem is.

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Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

The most common problems are loss of power/ground due to bad wiring or broken connections, corrosion etc, failed motor, leaking and fluid too low (if motor still runs but doesn't move) so long as neither up or down work and no motor noise I would start with fuses, checking main power/ground, switch and motor. The relays can also go bad. Again we can get more involved with testing if you'd like but for now I am just sending your request of common problems. Can also get seizing in the tilt rod.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. Can I check it when I have released from the motor.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What is the best dealership on the net. Ps I’m writing you from Norway.
Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 6 months ago

The trim motor can be tested when not connected to the motor. If you have the model number I should be able to assist you better.

Are you looking for a place online to purchase parts from when asking for the best dealership online?

Thanks,

Joe

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Marine Mechanic: Joe, Marine Mechanic replied 5 months ago

Good morning, I just wanted to check in with you to see if you needed any further help with the trim system or if it has now been resolved?

Thanks,

Joe

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