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Registered: ‎09-23-2017
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Engine stopped trimming up

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I've got a 2000 Ficht 200 HP. When I try and trim the engine up, nothing happens. It's just silent. Down trims fine.

I'm pretty sure I had this problem years again but can't remember how I fixed it. I thought I was able to work around it at the ramp one day.

I tried the trim button on the shifter, on the cowl and on the steering column.



I think it might be the limit switch but I can't remember where it is.


Any suggestions?



Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Engine stopped trimming up

Most likely culprits are the relays, power distribution panel, bad blue/white wire connector, or trim limit switch or connection.


Remove port lower motor cover to access trim limit wres (blue/white).




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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-23-2017

Re: Engine stopped trimming up

It was the limit switch. I moved the plunger a few times with a screwdriver and then it worked normally.