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Old 01-26-2003, 03:44 AM
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My starboard drive indicator stops indicating at about 3/4 up even though the drive will actually continue to trim all the way up/out. Any help? The other drive and 2 tab indicators work normally.
Again they are mechanical indicators. Thanks!
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The cable is probably bound up, how old is it?
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I've had that happen from sand jamming the mechanism.
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Sounds like a bad cable to me. Also make sure your springs did not fall off the back side of the indicator pannel (some have them, some do not), but there is a BID one (spring) in the drive so that is NOT likely but worth the look. I would replace the cables with the ones from Gaffrig if you can as they seem to last a long time and bend real nice, just make sure that they will work with your through hull fittings and what not.

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They came with the boat, 2 years.

Where should I start, behind the indicator?

Jon, the kids are almost 3 and 2. They are doing well thanks for asking. How is everything for you?
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I am having the same problem with my Mercury Racing mechanical drive trim indicator. I'd like to take it apart to check for fouling or lubricate the cable; but, I'd like to have a manual to reference. Can't tell you how many times I've taken things apart only to have things either fly apart or not go back together. I can't find a parts diagram or manual anywhere. Anyone have one they can post? Boat is a 2000 Baja 25 Outlaw.
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Thanks Griff. Do you, or anyone else, know if the cable from the drive actuator to the helm gauge can be removed from the sheath for cleaning and lubrication? I hate to think about having to replace the whole thing.
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