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Old 13 August 2011, 13:52   #1
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trim tilt problem anyone help?

I'm having problems with the trim tilt on my Evinrude 150 DI 2004.

Trimming in is OK but trimming/tilting out is knotchy. I thought it was the trim button on the throttle but its the same as the button on the side of the engine. Last time I used the RIB was a couple of weeks ago and was fine then. I've checked hydraulic oil and thats fine.

Anyone got any Ideas? I was going out tommorow

Where are the relays for the motor?
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Old 13 August 2011, 14:00   #2
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Surely just a sticky relay ? Try a swap ( up for down) when you find them ?

Cant be that hidden ?
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I'm having problems with the trim tilt on my Evinrude 150 DI 2004.

Trimming in is OK but trimming/tilting out is knotchy. I thought it was the trim button on the throttle but its the same as the button on the side of the engine. Last time I used the RIB was a couple of weeks ago and was fine then. I've checked hydraulic oil and thats fine.

Anyone got any Ideas? I was going out tommorow

Where are the relays for the motor?
Had the same problem last year took me ages to find it but it was a break in the cable to the motor only found it because I noticed one part of the cable becoming very hot when pressing the trim button then had to break cable open make a connection and heat shrink cable back together
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I only found the problem late today and ran out of time finding the problem as I had commitments this evening, it's my daughters birthday.

I'll wake up early tomorrow in the hope of finding the problem (and the relays) in the hope I can still take her out.

Thanks for the suggestions. Keep em coming
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Had a problem with the trim/tilt on mine last year. Different engine I know, but it was worn carbon brushes. Purging air out of the hydraulic system after the strip-down was a complete pain in the a**! Start with the electrics as suggested and work back from there.
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Had a problem with the trim/tilt on mine last year. Different engine I know, but it was worn carbon brushes. Purging air out of the hydraulic system after the strip-down was a complete pain in the a**! Start with the electrics as suggested and work back from there.
I've been hunting for my Manual everywere, I can't beleive what goes missing in this house of mine. Should have been in my RIB folder

Anyway, I've checked out an online manual and found out were the relays are located, so will be swapping them over tomorrow morning. I'm going to guess it's one of those at the moment as tilting down is OK it's just tilting up which is intermittent.
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Air in the rams does that as well. More noticeable as the rams elongate. Might do the whatever purge procedure your manual suggests before messing with hardware.

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Mine started doing this these last few days - notchy only on the "Up" and in one particular position. Co-incidentally (thought I) when going astern the motor flipped up!

Turns out the shaft that secures the top of the ram to the outboard had completely disappeared so when lifting the ram was just bearing against part of the motor body then at a certain position it flipped onto another part of the motor. Going astern it wasn't attached, hence the "flip". Close call!
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took relays out, put them back all seems fine now. The terminals looked sparkly clean. I've decided to order a new relay or two (if they're not too expensive) and to take to the water today.

Thanks for your help guys and I'll keep you informed of any developments.
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Used to carry a spare for my opti as the 3 on the engine were trim up & down and one other for the main starting electrickery.....if they are the same ( as they were/are on the opti) you can swap about if one packs up when out.
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