Re: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120

From: Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:05:58 -0700 (PDT)

B.C.,   Thanks! Will check those both tomorrow and post the results. I figured the pics would help since things didn't look right in there.   - Nexi ________________________________ From: BC Howk <bchowk@...> To: omc-boats@... Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:59:56 AM Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120 OK the pics help a ton!!! yep the previous owner spliced in some red wire to your tilt can see the splice where it goes from blue with a stripe to red wire , the other is green with a yellow splice to red wire....the green should get 12 VDC when you press the tilt button down, the blue should get 12 VDC when you press the switch up... The good news for you is that it all looks pretty easy to get to unlike those of us with the 155's.  check those connections and voltage on the blue or green on the solenoids if that's all there.... you have a new battery, so I would suspect the tilt motor itself. Good luck B.C. On Aug 10, 2009, Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...> wrote: Both reds are going straight to the solenoid. They're not stock red wires. After further review I can see that a previous owner put them in. Pics attached. > > > > > > > > > > ________________________________ From: jd <> >To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's <> >Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:59:28 AM >Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120 > >the big cylinder is the starter.  One red is definitely power to the tilt motor (via the starter post)  The other red wire is probably coming from the battery.  On my '64 Buick 155,  there's a blue and white for up and green and white for down.  (confirm up vs down - i'm going from memory here).    Not sure what the green and yellow wires are.    Plain green sounds like one of the shift wires.  Yellow doesn't sound familiar - maybe added later by someone... > >Lee has some wiring diagrams posted - wiring diagrams look intimidating at first,  but can become your friend after studying them for 2 weeks straight: > > > > > > > > > > > > >On Aug 10, 2009, at 8:29 PM, Nexi wrote: > >> Found them when my second set of hands got here. Had them hit the switch so I could track the solenoids down. They are at the top rear mounted to the engine block. I'm thinking that I can check the motor itself by running power straight to it. Only problem is figuring out what wires are what. I see 2 red wires going to something cylinder in shape on the bottom of the engine compartment just next to the drive. Then I see a green and a yellow wire going out through the drive section and don't know where they end. >> >> From: Andy Perakes <aperakes@...> >> To: Evinrude & Johnson Boats of the 1960's and 70's <> >> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 10:57:08 PM >> Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120 >> >> I'm not sure about the 120, but on my 155, the solenoids are on the top rear of the engine compartment.  I can't remember if they mount to the stern drive housing or the engine block, but there's not a lot of real estate and they should be easy to find either way if they're in the same place.  There are 2 solenoids, one to the left and one to the right, (up and down I think, but again can't remember for sure as that repair was a good 20 years ago). >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: Nexi >> To: >> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 9:05 PM >> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120 >> >> I went ahead and bought a battery, Marine - Starting, and started testing things out on the dash. Blower checks out ok but the tilt isn't working. I can hear a clicking in the rear when I flip the switch, but the engine isn't tilting. From researching a bit it seems the tilt is controlled by a solenoid. How do I track down the problem? Is it possible that the solenoid is bad even though it is clicking? Bad contacts perhaps? >> >> Right now I'm waiting for a second set of hands so I can figure out where the solenoid is located. >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> OMC-Boats mailing list >> OMC-Boats@... >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> OMC-Boats mailing list >> >> > >_______________________________________________ >OMC-Boats mailing list >OMC-Boats@... > > > >________________________________ >_______________________________________________ >OMC-Boats mailing list > > >
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