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Motor will not raise or lower #13174611 06/03/19 03:40 PM
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My Mercury 150 will not raise or lower. You can hear it trying but it will not budge. Any ideas?

Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13174723 06/03/19 05:25 PM
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Sounds like pump motor. What year? I replaced with new and rebuilt over the 30 years that I owned my Black Max. Not a hard job. Mercury had quit making the older square ones last time I looked for one but I think an aftermarket company picked them up.


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Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13174788 06/03/19 06:13 PM
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Bought my boat new in 2016

Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13175044 06/03/19 09:57 PM
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check the fluid level in the system. Mine did the same had a fluid leak. Had the cylinders rebuilt as they had a bad seal problem solved


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Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13175538 06/04/19 01:03 PM
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Tap motor and see if motor starts running, if motor is running undo manual release value may be air locked

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Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13175846 06/04/19 05:12 PM
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Checked fluid level. It was full. Tried to to the manual release and didnt work either. Took it to boat shop. They tried both of those too. Well see what they find.

Re: Motor will not raise or lower [Re: rbadley] #13175896 06/04/19 05:46 PM
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Bad pump


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