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#11538043 - 04/12/16 05:47 PM '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question?
centexChamp92 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/21/13
Posts: 18
The other day my tilt and trim finally gave up. It has been weak despite cleaning the connections in the engine and testing on multiple batteries. Therefore, I have narrowed it down the the motor and so did the mechanic/fisherman at the boat ramp who helped me manually lift the motor on the transom saver. Well I'm not a certified mechanic, but I'm pretty handy working on electrical/engine work on boats and vehicles. Apparently since "they don't make those motors anymore," he said i have to buy a whole new tilt/trim system for 1200-1400 plus labor. However, when pulling the original tilt/trim motor it matches several products I have found on amazon and eBay. Has anyone ran into this problem and if so could I just replace the motor? I'm thinking, since he is a mechanic, he uses factory parts and doesn't use aftermarket/ off brand replacements.

#11538214 - 04/12/16 07:02 PM Re: '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question? [Re: centexChamp92]
lakeman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 1841
Loc: cedar creek lake
Helped change out one about 6onths ago, friend bought it on ebay, Go for it,
Jerry R.

#11538253 - 04/12/16 07:14 PM Re: '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question? [Re: centexChamp92]
bronco71 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 993
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
do it, not difficult. I did it years ago....

#11539965 - 04/13/16 12:13 PM Re: '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question? [Re: bronco71]
rb7764 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 1981
Loc: Frisco, TX, USA
Not hard, just need four hands. Make sure you have a buddy helping.

#11544771 - 04/15/16 01:20 PM Re: '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question? [Re: rb7764]
Fisher77 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1119
Loc: Lubbock, TX
You can get just the motor for the tilt trim unit. I replaced one a couple of years ago on a 91 Merc. I got mine from Dont know if they would have one to fit yours or not. It is not that hard to do. On mine you had to take the left transom bracket off to get to the motor. The whole process is in a Seloc manual. If I still had mine, I would scan it for you. Let it go with the boat.
“You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.”....Davy Crockett

"Victory or Death"....William Barrett Travis

#11545860 - 04/15/16 10:48 PM Re: '92 MERC/MARINER 175HP Tilt/Trim motor question? [Re: centexChamp92]
Shawn the printer Offline

Registered: 09/02/11
Posts: 142
Look up Got one a few years ago.


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