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Old 02 August 2015, 10:12   #1
Country: UK - England
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Help, Evinrude 150 Ficht won't lift

So went to get the boat out of the water yesterday to clean the hull after a week in a mooring and neither the trim up button on the throttle nor the lift button on the engine cowling are functioning. It goes down fine but not up. Not making any noises or anything. Tried maybe 20 times and then finally it worked once..!

Any ideas fellas? I was only saying to an Evinrude dealer on Friday how everything has always worked fine, not a single issue - should have kept my big gob shut.

Also is there some sort of override system so that if this should ever happen I can manually lift the engine (crank it or suchlike?).



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Old 02 August 2015, 11:18   #2
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On the power distribution panel there is a plug with two wires. I think it is blue for up, green for down. Unplug from the panel and test with a test meter to make sure you are getting power for up and down. If that is fine chances are just needs switch cleaner for the terminals in the plug/socket.
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Old 02 August 2015, 12:14   #3
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There is a screw valve on the side of the engine bracket that will release the engine and enable you to lift it manually.
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Old 02 August 2015, 18:51   #4
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I had an occasional problem like you. I replaced the Trim Tilt Relays. There are two in the fuse box and I think that from memory both are the same, but check first. If they are the same try swapping them over and see if it works. I bought them on Ebay for about a 5er each, think Evinrude wanted about 40 for one. There is a bypass on the valve if you want to do it manually, slowly back out the screw till things start to move.

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