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another tilt and trim issue

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Ok I have read a few other posts on this issue and dont want to waste anyones time but here is my particular situation on my 1992 Evin. 90hp V4.

I bought it last year. I hit the switches on the motor once when I first bought the boat, with no results. I figured I could live without it since the controls on the handle by steering wheel work. A couple of months ago it took a few tries to get the motor up when leaving the lake and it had to be done by repeatedly quickly pushing the up button on the back of the motor until it made it up. It took about a half hour. Everything was fine for a couple of weeks. All of a sudden I have only down on the handle up front and only up by quickly pushing the button on the back again. I took it in to a shop and they said it needs new tilt motor to the tune of $550. I replaced the relays and it made no difference. Is there a difference between relays and solenoids?? I have seen quite a bit of mention about solenoids in other posts on this subject but not relays. I hate electrical issues. All that being said, how much of a chore is it to replace it myself? I will have to make the decision tomorrow.

ANy input would be appreciated.

Thanks

Moby1

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Moby1, relays and solenoids are same thing (in this case).

I would follow all the wires from motor side switch and handle on remote to any connector, unplug it, clean it, if possible put some dielectric grease on it and reconnect, you might have bad connections.

But.... the side switch can go bad, banging on it doesn't help , I found some were bad or worn, especially if the rubber cover breaks, water goes in and corrodes.

My prognosis is: motor needs new brushes (very common). It's a PITA to remove but you will want to take it to a electric shop where they rebuild motors, it will cost no more than $ 100.00, and quite possibly a lot less. Don't take it to a dealer, they will replace it with a new one, they don't service them., and charge a fortune.

These units are so simple it's amazing, just a rotor inside a metal housing with 2 magnets, bushing and 2 brushes on bottom, 1 bushing on top and that's it.... a drill has better parts in it and cost 4 times less.

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I was having some problems with the trim and tilt on my "87" 70 horse evinrude and went through all the troubleshooting on the relays etc. and finally traced to the rocker switch in the handle. They do where out. I would start with the simple stuff and work up from the there. I do believe you can get the switches from somewhere other than a marine dealer cheaper. I think I paid some ridiculus price fo the switch but I wanted to get out fishing quick.

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Follow Vals advice, I had about the same thing happen. A repair shop said the motor was probley bad, I jumpered the relay box and the tilt, trim worked just fine, it was bad connections.

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