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Registered: ‎01-31-2017

2014 115 etec power trim sag.

I store my 2014 115 etec in the near vertical position. Over a couple of days the power trim sags until the sketch sits on the concrete.
I haven't tested this with the outboard tilted up high.
There are no visible oil leaks.
It doesnt seem to sag while in use and under power.
I have had it back to the dealer and he assures me this is normal.
Is it.
Posts: 9,517
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2014 115 etec power trim sag.




Over time hydraulics can seep slightly and the motor move down, but not within a few of days.


It could be as simple as the tilt screw being loose or defective or something inside the trim unit. Sometimes running the motor all the way up and hold the button down for a few seconds, then do the same all the down helps. Also loosen the manual release screw slightly and hold the up and down button for a few seconds each. If it is a microscopic piece of debris, that may flush it away.


If your motor is still in warranty, ask the dealer to contact Evinrude dealer support for assistance.




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