Re: [OMC-Boats] Outdrive lift problems

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:21:33 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks BC! Paul offered some good insight too which would have been an easy temporary resolution; turning the hand wheel, but my motor does not have one and it doesn't look like it ever did.  I agree the next step would be to temporarily remove the quadrant to get it down and in place and then worry about it later when I get ready to pull it out.  In the meantime, if anyone else has any additional experiences and/or suggestions I'd sure appreciate it! Always something! -Bill Cedar Creek Lake, TX 1970 Evinrude Explorer - 155 Buick V6 - OMC Sterndrive ________________________________ From: William Howk <bchowk@...> To: BLDFW <bldfw@...> Cc: OMC Boats <omc-boats@...> Sent: Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:48 AM Subject: Re: [OMC-Boats] Outdrive lift problems Very common, mine was sporatic for a while too....There really is not that much to the system once you dig in...the good news is that if it is moving sprotically, my guess would be that the worm gear, hammer coupling, tilt clutch, etc.etc are OK ,beyond that, there are only a few simple electrical things that it can be.   You already touched on the first suspect, weak battery. Make sure your battery is strong.   Next thing of course would be, make sure all the conections are tight and clean. Don't forget to look at the ground lugs, solenoid connections and make sure the connections on your strong battery are clean and tight.   If you are getting a clicking out of the solenoids I would tend not to suspect them but if you have a meter and a buddy they are pretty easy to check.   OK so if you have a strong battery, all your connections are good and clean, and the solenoids are working. There is only one more thing, the tilt motor itself. as I recall it is all pretty simple 12 volts on the green wire and the motor spins one direction 12 volts on the blue and the motor spins the other direction. If yours is acting up try giving it a bump in the opposite direction, then back the direction you want to go, maybe it will unstick it? If that doesn't work,  I always reccommend you have a rachet and socket on hand to take off the quadrant gear (9/16 if I recall correctly). If all else fails you can take off that quadrant gear and move the outdrive by hand, then bolt the gear back on when you have the drive where you want it....Why let something like a tilt ruin your day?   I have heard of some folks rebuilding the tilt motors themselves, you CAN find them on line....I replaced the motor on mine and it was a pain to do because of the tight quarters but if I can do it so can you!   Good luck! B.C.     On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM, BLDFW <bldfw@...> wrote: 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 > > >_______________________________________________ >OMC-Boats mailing list >OMC-Boats@... > > >
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