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Registered: ‎07-07-2019

Trim motor removal questions

I have 2012 Etec 175 with about 120 hrs,
My trim was working intermittently.
I replaced the trim relay assembly. Did not fix problem.
Trim stopped working either up or down now.
Since it was stuck in up position, I tapped the motor with wrench and it started working.
It went up smooth but was rough during down with different noise.
I went out on boat it worked intermittent, but stopped working back at dock/lift.
Now stuck in down position.
I assume electric motor bad. Could it be fluid?
Anyone have part number for motor?
Anyone have instructions for removal? Is removal easy?

I was told that the Pins holding hydraulics need to be removed?

Can you remove the motor without removing pins?

Posts: 8,340
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Trim motor removal questions

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To avoid confusion with parallel threads on this site, please delete your post and continue on your initial post from last Sunday as it pertains to the same subject. Thank you.


It is recommended that you obtain a factory service manual before attempting a repair such as what you described.




"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.