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Registered: ‎07-01-2019

2017 G2 150 HO Trim/Tilt Whirring Noise

My motor has been making a high pitched whirring noise at idle. As soon as I turn the steering wheel it stops. I first thought it was related to my DPS but I just took it out of the water and when I used the tilt/trim with the motor not running it made the same noise so now I suspect it's related to trim. The trim motor also seems to 'linger' and stay on for a number of seconds after I stop trimming it. I also noticed that my trim indicator on my 4.3 touch screen does not show the trim height sometimes even though it is working. Not sure if all could be related. I have a video but not sure how to post that.
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 2017 G2 150 HO Trim/Tilt Whirring Noise

Not being there to listen to the motors for any abnormalities, I'm assuming that both the steering motor and trim motor sound close to the same.


The steering motor that continues to run when the wheel in not turned is often due to a pressure sensor problem. See your dealer as soon as you can and its best not to run the engine until it is repaired.




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