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Old 07-15-2006, 10:57 AM
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I will probably take you up on that on Sunday if you are around. Maybe if you are taking your boat out you can stop in the morning before you head out? The tides look good in the morning but will be to low around noon and later. I am off to work and will check in later. Mike
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:21 PM
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Mike, I will be over in the morning with my boat. Call me tonight...very late is cool, we are up till midnight so it's ok to call.
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Damn Fountains!
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Put In Gear Then Try To Trim. This May Get It Down So You Can Get To The Lift For Repairs
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sounds like you have a bad solenoid for the trim down section, the solenoids are the same part number for up and down, they are about 25 bucks at a merc dealer, you might try to jump around the solenoid, dont run your engines in gear for a long period of time, the u joints will be in a bad angle if in trailer mode
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Very wierd. Sounds like you have some debris lodged up in there.

Do not take this likely. I had this same issue. I had a problem with a drive not wanting to trim in correctly. Turns out the outer bell housing pins and bushing had a flaw inside the gimble. This resulted in my wear pads grinding together and eventually landing on top of one another, and my outer bell housing shattered and ripped the drive right off.
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pull your switch panel and check connections on back
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Mike, I will be over in the morning with my boat. Call me tonight...very late is cool, we are up till midnight so it's ok to call.

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sounds like you have a bad solenoid for the trim down section, the solenoids are the same part number for up and down, they are about 25 bucks at a merc dealer, you might try to jump around the solenoid, dont run your engines in gear for a long period of time, the u joints will be in a bad angle if in trailer mode
You are right. The solenoid went bad on two motors at the same time? I am able to trim them down when bypassing the solenoids. I should have new ones by Wednesday. Thanks Mike
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