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Skipper
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-20-2014

Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

Intermitent trim motor issue. Will go up and down flawlessly for days. After sitting a couple of days will go up or down but not both. By rocking the switch back and forth repeatedly the motor will start to work again. Any suggestions where to start. Marina is two weeks out on service requests.

Admiral
Posts: 7,273
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

It would have to be determined if it is the trim switch or the relay, or an intermittent connection somewhere.

 

Does this happen with both trim switches, the one on the motor and one on the control? 

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-20-2014

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

Both trim switchs.

 

Skipper
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-20-2014

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

Am going to check wiring today. Is it a common issue with the trim relay going bad?

That's the 1st thing the marina suggested without even looking at it.

Admiral
Posts: 7,273
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

 

 

the quickest way to tell is to check the voltage going into the relay when you press the switch. Then check to see if it is going out to the trim motor.  If voltage is going in, both up and down, and nothing is coming out to the trim motor, then you have a bad relay.  If voltage is going out each time the trim button is pressed, then you may have an intermittent trim motor.

 

You can guess at fixes but unless you what to be just a parts changer which can become very expensive, you test the affected components to be sure.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Admiral
Posts: 7,273
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

 

 

If your motor is in warranty, let your dealer take care of it.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.


Skipper
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-20-2014

Re: Etec 60Hp Trim and Tilt Issues

Unfortunately off warranty, your suggestions were right in line with my thoughts for testing. Don't like just changing out parts without being sure that they are bad. Trim Relays are not cheap (LOL)