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Mate
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-28-2019

2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

38 hours on a 2015 300 g2 and I can`t tilt up or down. I can hear a noise like it wants to engage but won't. It is the same result with either the main tilt switch or trailering switch. I am sure it has plenty of battery to activate but it just won't go. Worked fine when we put in lake this morning, so it has fluid. 

Tried tapping on relay and checked fuses ... fuses were good. Still no movement. Any suggestions?

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Skipper
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Registered: ‎05-02-2019

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Does it work from the Pan hard switch on motor?

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues


@Sghsu wrote:

38 hours on a 2015 300 g2 and I can`t tilt up or down. I can hear a noise like it wants to engage but won't. It is the same result with either the main tilt switch or trailering switch. I am sure it has plenty of battery to activate but it just won't go. Worked fine when we put in lake this morning, so it has fluid. 

Tried tapping on relay and checked fuses ... fuses were good. Still no movement. Any suggestions?


 

 

Is it a high speed whirring sound? If so, it may be low on fluid or the trim motor shaft not turning the hydraulic pump. Chances are your motor is in warranty.

 

 

 


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Mate
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Registered: ‎04-28-2019

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Thanks for responding BB and CHON...I am pretty sure the problem is in the electric motor that drives the trim and tilt.

I was able to get a bit of movement when tapping on the electric motor, not very much movement but it did go up and down while tapping, then it quit altogether. Relay makes a clicking noise  when trying either direction. Trim makes noises like it is dead battery but battery is fully charged. Thankfully I do have warranty left so to the shop it goes. going to miss the fishing tourney this weekend tho' warranty won't cover lost entry fee im guessing. I appreciate your inputs and will re-post what the evinrude techs find after i get it back next week.   Tight lines everyone

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Skipper
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Registered: ‎05-02-2019

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Curious to what they find out?
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Mate
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Registered: ‎06-13-2020

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Hello. What was the final verdict about the problem?
My starboard engine works intermittently It will lower then not raise. Or won’t lower but will trip but not tilt. Tilt motor always works - both trailer tilt button and work. Sometimes it lowers slowly other times it just drops to the trim level. Suggestions ?
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Captain
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Registered: ‎06-23-2019

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Trim continues to make noise after trim switch is releast up or down although the motor is not moving up or down, also makes a whinning noise when idoling in nuetral and go's away when you turn the wheel. Trim is slow and sometimes does't work at all when pushing the button on the motor until you press it up and down a couple times.Trim sounds week and rough.  G2 200HO 250 hours.

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Captain
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Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

If the key is off when you push the trim button on the engine there is a delayed reaction. The first push of the button "wakes up the system" and the second push should trim the engine.
A winning noise while idiling which goes away when you torn the steering wheel is likely the steering assist motor running due to air in the system, bad pressure sensor, or steering motor coupler.
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Skipper
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Registered: ‎07-05-2020

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Hi I ma having the same problem on a 2018 G2 250 did you ever get it fixed?
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Mate
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Registered: ‎08-06-2020

Re: 2015 300hp etec g2 tilt and trim issues

Trim is moderate and now and again does't work at all when pressing the catch on the engine until you press it all over a couple times.Trim sounds week and unpleasant. G2 200HO 250 hours.