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Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing #13415282 01/24/20 08:51 PM
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I have tried about everything I know, however I cannot get the tilt / trim to stop bouncing while being lowered. I have filled and checked tilt / trim oil reservoir. I thought it could be air trapped, but spent a lot of time working it up and down while checking fill level, plus I have been told these systems are self bleeding. Anyone else fought the tilt and trim bounce on Etec's?

Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: C.Seymour] #13415437 01/24/20 11:31 PM
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Pump some fresh grease in the steering tube. While back mine started doing the same thing and that fixed it right up.

Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: tmd11111] #13415454 01/24/20 11:57 PM
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I will give that a shot. If I recall, the hydraulic steering blocks that grease zerk on mine. Did you have to remove the hydraulic portion?

Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: C.Seymour] #13415464 01/25/20 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by C.Seymour
I will give that a shot. If I recall, the hydraulic steering blocks that grease zerk on mine. Did you have to remove the hydraulic portion?


Yeah, I had the same issue with mine. You only have to remove the bolt that connects in the center to the steering stem. First time I had it off I replace the zerk with a 90* so no need to disconnect the hyd ram anymore.

Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: C.Seymour] #13417562 01/27/20 02:05 PM
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Try tightening the large nut on the tilt tube on the starboard side of the motor.


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Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: Tommy Yetts] #13421750 01/30/20 10:15 PM
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I have greased tilt tube, filled oil reservoir, up and down multiple times and tightened starboard side nut, still bouncing. Might have to breakdown and find some help.

Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: C.Seymour] #13422405 01/31/20 03:59 PM
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Wencan check it out for you if have to we can send out to get rebuilt


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Re: Evinrude Etec Tilt/ Trim Bouncing [Re: C.Seymour] #13422460 01/31/20 04:34 PM
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you might try eliminating an electrical problem by hooking up the trim motor wires directly to a 12 volt source tobbe sure its not an electrical problem. I have seen bad grounds and bad trim relays do the exact same thing


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