Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
croixeyes

tilt and trim???????????

14 posts in this topic

Alright here goes!!!!!!I have a 75 hp merc the motor trims up but not back down.Any Ideas on what is going on,its a 99.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you press the button, does the the trim motor run? If not it is probably a solenoid or the switch is bad. Do you have a manual? If you do and can find the housing you can switch the solenoids to rule a solenoid problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trim relay. Had a '99 60HP Merc and the same thing happened to me. Take the cover off the engine and look for a couple of relays mounted beside the engine block on the flat horizontal surface. One is for up and one is for down. If you stand by the engine with the cover off you should be able to hear and/or feel the good one click if you have someone hit the trim buttons. They are fairly inexpensive and probably a good idea to just replace both of them at the same time. I believe there was a bolt or two holding each of them to the mounting surface. Five minute job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys I.Lmitout,I did see those.Ill go check to see.It did work earlier today but when I hit the down switch you could hear it working to make a connection if that makes sense.I cant find my manual on the motor,but I think the parts you are talking about are right under the starter.Thanks again...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm trying to remember how mine worked (if they clicked or not). The relay may be clicking but the contacts are bad and not making connection too. Mine was intermittent and you had to hit the down button a number of times and then it'd go down.

Either way, you can tap the up button and figure out which relay is associated with the up command, then you'll pinpoint which one is possibly faulty because they aren't labeled. Swap the two and see if the problem reverses (down works now but up doesn't). Then you'll know for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats a great Idea if I can just figure out where they unplug.I gotta go to a parts HSOforum to see if that will help.Kinda tight working quarters in there.I wonder if I should take off the starter for this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm. The 75 must be a tad different than the 60 that I had because they were out in the open and easy to access.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea,they are tucked right under the starter.Im gonna search for my manual first,but if unsuccessful im gonna download a manual.I wanna try switching those relays around like you said thanks for the help,Ill let you know how it turns out....Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Again, when you find them you can switch them. If the problem moves to the other direction you have found your problem. If not you will need to look elsewhere.

But a little further thinking maybe just pull them off and re-seat them to make sure you are getting a good connection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should have at least two switches for tilt and trim.

If either one of them will lower and raise the motor you do not have a relay issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help guys...I did switch them around this morning and down worked but up did not.I found the relays I needed and just got done switching them out.My goodness I love it when something goes as planned.On my motor they are located under the starter so I had to take it off several times while checking out if they were bad.The good thing is I can take that starter off with my eyes closed now wink.Thanks again for the help,It sure beats taking it into a shop to have it done,when its something I can do myself...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lotsa good info on this board.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to hear that it worked out for ya. waytogo.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •   My Father-in-law (a master plumber) always used to say you only need to know 3 things to be a plumber:          sh*t doesn't run uphill         payday is on Friday         the boss is an ahole      
    • I've been getting them at Costco,  I've checked slyvee and sams but never see them.  Although one of the butcher's at slyvee says he can get them which might not be a bad idea since you can have some fat cut off before you pay per #. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and it was about 2.80 a #, which isn't too bad yet considering bacon in the store can run quite a bit more than that.  You making bacon or doing pork belly burnt ends moon lake?
    • Excellent summer fishing.  Charters catching strong numbers.  Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out.  Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water.  Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.    Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.     Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a  gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet.  Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.
    • Busy time of year out there so if u get canceled it is hard to rebook especially with the smaller operations. Bummer though as it can be a lot of fun if they are biting. 
    • I understand that you never really know when the Warriors are going to fall off or if they even will.  Hopefully the Wolves can make the playoffs and gain some experience, maybe teach the rest of the team how to play defense, so that in a few years we are knocking on the door and can lure in a top free agent to put us over the edge.  Its just an awful tough time to be a good team right now with the Warriors so clearly heads and shoulders above everyone else.
    • I couldn't have said it better myself pikestabber!  We have to go out there and do what we can now and not try to set up for "when the warriors are old" cuz the way the NBA is going who knows what players may join forces to set up the next "Warriors" squad.  Heck maybe the Wolves will be that next team !!  I just really love the addition of Butler and from the sounds of it we are not done yet and I am excited to see what will happen in free agency and if we could really land the likes of Kyle Lowry one of the other PG's that are hitting the FA market.  Nice to see the Wolves making moves!!
    • I would ask Getanet where to get some good ones!   Pork Belly Stinks Started by Getanet, May 1
    • So that means you ALMOST caught a fish!!   Real bummer!
  • Our Sponsors