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Old 04-21-2021, 08:45 PM   #1
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Just purchased an 18ft all weld with a 75hp Suzuki 2 stroke. Took it out for the first time this morning and I started noticing an issue. Occasionally the motor will not trim down. Doesn’t matter if I hit the down botton on the throttle or the out board it wouldn’t make any sound or anything. I would have to trim the motor up more and just repeatedly hit the button and then it would suddenly start working again? Seems to be some kind of electrical issue. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:51 PM   #2
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Just purchased an 18ft all weld with a 75hp Suzuki 2 stroke. Took it out for the first time this morning and I started noticing an issue. Occasionally the motor will not trim down. Doesn’t matter if I hit the down botton on the throttle or the out board it wouldn’t make any sound or anything. I would have to trim the motor up more and just repeatedly hit the button and then it would suddenly start working again? Seems to be some kind of electrical issue. Any thoughts?
Clean the contacts on the shifter. I use some Emory cloth on.mine

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Old 04-21-2021, 08:52 PM   #3
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Clean the contacts on the shifter. I use some Emory cloth on.mine

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It’s doing the same thing even if I hit the button on the outboard itself?
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:59 PM   #4
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Could be low on fluid. Sounds like it’s getting to a certain resistance and quitting.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:06 PM   #5
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Relay or bad wire on pump

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Old 04-21-2021, 09:10 PM   #6
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Ground issue.

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Old 04-21-2021, 09:27 PM   #7
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Have someone service the unit. Bet some seal(s) are needing replaced.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:30 PM   #8
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Simple,there are two relay type switches for up and down. Take the top cover off the outboard and tap these while trying to trim up or down,bet that it will work. Sometimes a cleaning will do, best to just replace. Easy to find,follow wires from switch.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:35 PM   #9
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after you do that and cleaning the switch doesn't resolve it. then just replace the tilt motor.
after years of service moisture has worked its way into it to either corrode the brushes or other contact points. for $100 off ebay just replace it and declare victory.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:48 PM   #10
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It's the solenoids. Unfortunantly they are all in one unit instead of 2 separate solenoids.. Probably about $100. Easy r&r.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:54 PM   #11
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Simple,there are two relay type switches for up and down. Take the top cover off the outboard and tap these while trying to trim up or down,bet that it will work. Sometimes a cleaning will do, best to just replace. Easy to find,follow wires from switch.
This is your solution. On my 4stroke they are all in one unit. Not sure about your 2 stroke. Google is your friend.
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:38 AM   #12
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Goggle tilt relay 75hp Suzuki and you will see a picture of the relay and places to buy one. I was able to use a warn ATV winch relay on my Yamaha. It fit just fine and was much cheaper than ordering a genuine Yamaha relay.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:11 AM   #13
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Ours has done that twice. Relays both times. You can buy relays at the auto parts store. About $15. Easy fix.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:07 AM   #14
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I think there are 2 relays, 1 for up and one for down.

Google it and if that is the case swap the relays and see if the problem moves to trimming up. That will keep you from buying a relay if that is not the problem.
Also good to know if you are out fishing with the motor trimmed way up and find out the relay went bad and it now will not go down and you are 4 miles from the ramp and sun has set
Exact thing happened to my friend and that is how I know the above
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:01 AM   #15
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Its most likely the relays, as others have said. Cheap part. Should be a little 1-2" black box that pulls out on the side of your block
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:03 AM   #16
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Having the same issue with my 90HP Honda currently, I ordered the relay this am after seeing this. Fingers crossed
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Old 04-22-2021, 10:20 AM   #17
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Having the same issue with my 90HP Honda currently, I ordered the relay this am after seeing this. Fingers crossed
The ops doesn't work from either the console or the motor switch so that pretty much eliminates the switches. What about your Honda. Do they both not work?
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:09 AM   #18
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The ops doesn't work from either the console or the motor switch so that pretty much eliminates the switches. What about your Honda. Do they both not work?
Yessir, same issue from both the motor and throttle as well. I also can hear a clicking sound coming from the relay box. I ran a jumper wire straight from the battery and i have power at the trim motor. Basically power going into the relay box but not coming out.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:35 AM   #19
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Relays!
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:43 PM   #20
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I bet relays!
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:24 PM   #21
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Good grief.....3 words....Use a meter.

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Old 04-22-2021, 05:02 PM   #22
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Guys thanks for the reply’s. Found the relays today. Definitely the issue. It does in fact click when I hit the trim down botton and if I tap it with a hammer it starts working. Looks extremely easy to swap out. Tbh always has the answers I need!!
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Guys thanks for the reply’s. Found the relays today. Definitely the issue. It does in fact click when I hit the trim down botton and if I tap it with a hammer it starts working. Looks extremely easy to swap out. Tbh always has the answers I need!!
Are they 2 identical relays? If so, swap them and you should have down and no up.
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Old 04-22-2021, 05:16 PM   #24
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Mine did that had solenoid going bad.
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