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Old 26 May 2013, 13:48   #1
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Tilt trim problems on Mariner 90

Hi everyone
I have just about got everything ready for my first launch and connected up everything to the outboard (mariner 90 2 stroke 1998)
When I press the tilt switch on the casing or control all i get is a clicking sound.
Could I have wired something wrong (i haven't touched the cables to the tilt motor)
Does this indicate the tilt motor is dead?
Any body feel they are willing to describe how i go about fault finding (to a non electrician!)
I live on an island and shipping it to someone would be a right pain.
All help seriously appreciated
Cheers
Dan
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Old 26 May 2013, 14:37   #2
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trim prob.90 mariner

Hi,
IF YOU STIL REQUIRE HELP ?
07974 716522.
REGARDS
GONE FISHING.
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Old 26 May 2013, 15:05   #3
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Sounds like you've got local help, but there's lots of simple stuff like checking connections, switches and grounds before concluding it's the motor.

On my Mariner (50 hp 2 stroke) the wires to the tilt motor aren't grounded ( they just switch polarity for up/down), so if yours is the same you can test the motor just by CAREFULLy running cables from the battery positive and negative (in fact I used one of those car jump starters with its own battery) direct to the wires going into the motor ( use the connectors for those wires under the cowl), bypassing all the other circuitry. Then if your motor runs fine it's time to start checking earths, switches, etc. If the motor doesn't run of course then you've found the problem!

But a problem like this after a long layup sounds like a grotty connection somewhere...
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Old 26 May 2013, 16:15   #4
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Cheers smithyyy!
Thanks for the quick reply.
I disconnected as per your instructions and it worked! Hurray!
Then traced back and it was a bad connection!
Oh I'm happy!
Thanks also to gone fishing.

Thanks from one happy person now
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