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    Trim and tilt help please.-gctid356723

    Hi

    I posted this problem last year but still unresolved.

    When trimming down the outdrive will not go all the way down, it stops with about 1/4 travel remaining, to get it all the way down i have to repeatedly raise and lower about 5 or 6 times before i get it fully trimmed down.

    There are no issues with trimming up or the trailer switch, just down.

    You can hear the motor running etc.

    Also the amount of travel left is about the same amount that the trim limit switch controls.

    Any opinions or ideas as to what i should look at first would be appreciated.

    #2
    Your seals are shot....B2 seal set is about 20$ a cylinder. I just redid mine and found the shaft to end cap seals had rotted and 'welded' themselves to the rod. Easy fix. I do recommend doing both cylinders and changing all the O-rings even though some of the old rings may look ok.

    Vic

    Ft Myers
    Vic Stewart SN
    Past Commander
    Cape Fear Power Squadron
    Ft Myers Power Squadron
    1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
    Raw water cooled

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      #3
      Have you checked to make sure that your pump reservoir is full. Low oil could also affect the pump, but you'll need to find out where it went..
      Bob Hawes.
      Kelowna, B.C.
      1998 Trophy 2052 WA
      4.3 Vortec, A1 G2

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        #4
        Hi

        Thanks for the replies,

        I couldn't spin the cylinder ram by hand i had to use a small bar !!

        So i've just stripped one of the cylinders and it is spotless inside with no water ingress, however the end cap is realy tight i'm having to use a vice and a rubber mallet to knock the end cap down the ram.

        This has got to be the cause of the problem, i was going to buy a new seal kit, however is it just corrosion in the cap around the scraper and washer and will a clean suffice, or should i buy a repair kit ?

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          #5
          Update

          Servicing these is pretty simple i wish i had done it earlier, A special tool isn't needed to remove the end cap, just use an angle grinder tool the pins don't match but if you insert one pin you can lever the other pin against the cap edge.

          There was a build up and a bit of corrosion around the scraper area in the end cap !!!

          Does anyone know if a new seal kit includes a scraper ?

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            #6
            I do love it when I'm right...

            Vic

            Ft Myers
            Vic Stewart SN
            Past Commander
            Cape Fear Power Squadron
            Ft Myers Power Squadron
            1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
            Raw water cooled

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              #7
              Hey vic i appreciate it as well, now all i need you to do is to read all my future posts, lol

              Don't you just love forums :-)

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                #8
                Oh yeah Spike.....I'm right 1 out of 37.27 times

                Vic

                Ft Myers
                Vic Stewart SN
                Past Commander
                Cape Fear Power Squadron
                Ft Myers Power Squadron
                1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
                Raw water cooled

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