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

From: Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:02:18 -0700 (PDT)

2 solenoids as seen here - After reading all the posts it seems the red wires were added in by someone as a 'junction' from the motor to the green/white + blue/white. Apparently they cut something out of the setup. The 'soda can' is what I was referring to earlier. I'll try the test light. Hopefully I can find the troubleshooting guide. The previous owner told me it was just a solenoid problem but I don't want to go replacing solenoids to find out the problem lies deeper. ________________________________ From: BC Howk <bchowk@...> To: omc-boats@... Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:53:40 AM Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Tilt not working on 1967 Sportsman 120 Nexi, Couple of questions.... Are there 4 solenoids or 2 (if you have 4 then you have selectrim for trim AND a separate Tilt circuit for raising the outdrive "leg") The red wires I would hope are the hot leads from the starter? check the red wire (big lead I assume) with a test light or meter I would expect it to be hot (12VDC) Your tilt motor should have a blue wire (up) and a green wire (down) and should be about the size of a soda can on the port side of the engine bay bolted to the transom (right where the outdrive passes through the hull) You can test this with a meter or a test light ...on the solenoid...assuming the red wire is "hot" the green or blue wire should be "not hot" until you engage the tilt switch. This comes up a bunch with this group and Lee actualy put together a pretty groovy troubleshooting guide on the subject, I haven't checked but I assume it is posted on the site , anyone know where there is a copy?  There are also some wiring diagrams up there that you might find handy as well. Good Luck, B.C. On Aug 10, 2009, Nexi <ohnoitsnexi@...> 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@... > >
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