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#11589848 - 05/08/16 12:20 PM need help replacing power trim motor
m.sherman Online   content
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 621
Loc: eagle mountain lake
I have 1978 Johnson 85 horse with power tilt and trim I need to replace the power trim motor it seems like I have to remove the motor
to get the power tilt and trim unit out so I can replace it. does any body have experience doing thisnand know any tips or trick theyt would like to share thanks

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#11589965 - 05/08/16 02:01 PM Re: need help replacing power trim motor [Re: m.sherman]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11195
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You do have to remove the port transom mount.You need to support the motor with a hoist. Requires disconnecting the steering link, remove the 2 port side motor mount bolts, remove the bolts holding the trim unit on that side and slide the mount off over the steering rod. Then you can get to everything.
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