[OMC-Boats] Outdrive lift problems

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:49:48 -0700 (PDT)

Howdy folks, Got my Explorer out after it's sitting for a year and a half in the back corner of the carport.  I'm having some sporadic outdrive lift problems and soliciting opinions on what I might look for when troubleshooting. Previously, I've never had any problems with the raising or lowering the outdrive.  In the last couple of days, it's not been working properly.  I'm thinking it's more solenoid related but not sure.  When I first stored it the summer before last, I made sure the outdrive was down.  The other day when I tried to lift it the solenoid would just clicke.  Eventually I could get the drive to lift but then not go down.  After clicking the solenoids a few time the outdrive would drop down and then it seem to work fine up or down.  Today, after towing it 65mi to the lake, it decided to not work again.  The solenoids would click but the lift motor would do nothing.  I had a friend looking at with me.  Suddenly the outdrived dropped about 3/4 down.  It would have gone all the way down had I not let off the switch but I'm not fond of letting it bang all the way down.  Not the outdrive is stuck in the 3/4 down and inspite of my initial playing around
 with it, it still doesn't do anything but click the solenoids.  The battery is good and fully charged. I replaced the solenoids 2 years ago when I finished restoring the interior.  It is possible they have gone bad? Any thoughts you might have would be appreciated.  I'd sure like to get her out on the lake this weekend. Thanks! -Bill Cedar Creek Lake, TX 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive http://www.photobucket.com/evinrude_explorer
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2012

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