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#11518932 - 04/03/16 09:49 AM TRIM NOT WORKING
neill10 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 483
Loc: Lake Fork
Trim will only go half way down when I am in the water. But when I load it on the trailer and out of the water ,it works perfect?

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#11518940 - 04/03/16 09:54 AM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: neill10]
PondFishin Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 253
Loc: North Dallas
Are you using the trailer trim controls on the outboard when on the trailer? Using the trim switch while on the trailer does it still not lower all the way?


Edited by PondFishin (04/03/16 09:55 AM)

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#11518977 - 04/03/16 10:09 AM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: neill10]
neill10 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/11
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Hmmm...I do use the trim on the motor when I am loaded, I can not remember if i have used the trim switches on the console when loaded?

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#11519065 - 04/03/16 11:15 AM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: neill10]
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 461
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Just had the original trim on my old '98 Merc. 175 EFI repaired at Fish and Ski (formerly Bear Marine) @ 1750 E. Lone Oak in Valley View on the N. side of Lake Ray Roberts. They did it for $50, which was fine for me as I know nothing about how to do that stuff. It would only go down and not up. They switched some wires around to see if contacts or a part was bad and then for the Twilight Zone incident everything started to work.

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#11519086 - 04/03/16 11:37 AM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: neill10]
northtexascrappiehunter Offline
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Registered: 02/21/09
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Loc: Corinth Texas
some motors have trim limiters it could be sending a mixed signal so to speak.

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#11519110 - 04/03/16 12:09 PM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: neill10]
PondFishin Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 253
Loc: North Dallas
Originally Posted By: neill10
Hmmm...I do use the trim on the motor when I am loaded, I can not remember if i have used the trim switches on the console when loaded?


The reason I ask is because the trailer trim would not be affected by a faulty trim limiter/sender. So when your using the trim the motor thinks its at the down limit, but on your trailer switch it doesn't have an issue moving all the way down.

Try it out and let us know.

Edit: you could try adjusting the limit before taking it in somewhere, though I don't know how it would of come out of adjustment and probably needs to be replaced/inspected by someone who knows what they are talking about :P -
http://www.mercstuff.com/trim_limit.htm


Edited by PondFishin (04/03/16 12:14 PM)

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#11519126 - 04/03/16 12:33 PM Re: TRIM NOT WORKING [Re: PondFishin]
neill10 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 483
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: PondFishin
Originally Posted By: neill10
Hmmm...I do use the trim on the motor when I am loaded, I can not remember if i have used the trim switches on the console when loaded?


The reason I ask is because the trailer trim would not be affected by a faulty trim limiter/sender. So when your using the trim the motor thinks its at the down limit, but on your trailer switch it doesn't have an issue moving all the way down.

Try it out and let us know.

Edit: you could try adjusting the limit before taking it in somewhere, though I don't know how it would of come out of adjustment and probably needs to be replaced/inspected by someone who knows what they are talking about :P -
http://www.mercstuff.com/trim_limit.htm


Thanks for all yalls help!

You know an estimate price of what it takes to fix it if its a sensor?

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