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Old 07-01-2003, 09:03 PM
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My trim gauge is very erratic when underway. It bounces a lot and can bearly be read. Anyone know what might cause this? Is the gauge shot?

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Old 07-01-2003, 09:04 PM
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Old 07-01-2003, 09:32 PM
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Bad ground or loose wire at the gauge or the indicator. Otto
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My trim gauge does the same thing, I will be checking wires too.
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The senders go bad quickly. Should be a set of make female disconnects. Leave open then jump. Trim should go full up then full down.

Also run you drives up and down looking for dead spots on the sender. If you need to replace the sender is is a SOB if you do it correctly. I just snip the wires at the sender, splice, and seal in silicone.

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The senders go bad quickly. Should be a set of make female disconnects. Leave open then jump. Trim should go full up then full down.

Also run you drives up and down looking for dead spots on the sender. If you need to replace the sender is is a SOB if you do it correctly. I just snip the wires at the sender, splice, and seal in silicone.

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You aren't kidding about the PITA replacing a sender can be. I just had a trim sender replaced to the tune of $438.00. I believe they have to take the drive off... I like the trim and splice method.
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If it costs that much to replace I would just go with a mechanical setup.
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Splice and go.
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The trim gauge works on ohms of resistance between two contact points. Before changing your trim gauge try removing it (as much as the wires will allow) from the assembly, being VERY careful not to break the two stainless machine screws, and clean the contacts gently with a small wire brush, make sure there is enough tension between the contacts and lube with an electronics grease. Do yourself a favor and use “Never Seize” on the machine screws when re-assembling. If it still doesn’t work, “Stainless Marine @ 305-681-7893” manufacturers a fairly nice and relatively inexpensive mechanical trim indicator that is pretty user friendly to install and keep serviced.

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The trim gauge works on ohms of resistance between two contact points. Before changing your trim gauge try removing it (as much as the wires will allow) from the assembly, being VERY careful not to break the two stainless machine screws, and clean the contacts gently with a small wire brush, make sure there is enough tension between the contacts and lube with an electronics grease. Do yourself a favor and use “Never Seize” on the machine screws when re-assembling. If it still doesn’t work, “Stainless Marine @ 305-681-7893” manufacturers a fairly nice and relatively inexpensive mechanical trim indicator that is pretty user friendly to install and keep serviced.

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