tilt rams

 Went to go out in sons boat this morning and the tilt rams stopped working.We did golf instead so had a good day.Anyone here a mobile boat mechanic who could deal with it.It seems to have power as I can hear the solonoid.Regards Duncan.Its a 90 Mercury from 1988 we should just get a new 4 stroke

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Could be a trim motor...?

Wed, 2018-09-19 22:11

 I just changed mine recently on my yamaha f100. It Was intermittently responding.

not too hard. I had a look on YouTube. Thankfully the ram was fine and it was only the trim motor.

the trim motors can be exxy though. Hopefully they’re cheaper for your merc. 

Mine was about $500 from a guy in Qld. A gen yamaha one was about $1200....

My mechanic can be selectively mobile. Bravo marine in Bayswater. Doesn’t hurt to ask.

cheers

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thank you

Wed, 2018-09-19 22:31

 I might google it and take it on.When he pulled up with this old tub I knew I was looking at 1000 hrs maintanance

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eBay

Thu, 2018-09-20 07:43

...and if you're in a pinch, you can source a trim motor on eBay for a lot less - like around $200 shipped..

to test if it's the trim motor, if you give the trim motor a (light) whack with a hammer and it responds, then this could be the culprit.

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 have you noticed weather

Thu, 2018-09-20 03:42

 have you noticed weather there was any leaks . with a motor that old  you gotta weigh it up , do we spend the coin to fix or get another good second hand motor. there are heaps out there

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leaks

Thu, 2018-09-20 16:14

 fortunately the rams are in good nick and the motor is easy to get to.will be doing it myself.Thanks for the input people

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