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Old 07-01-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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When I tilt all the way up, the motor stays up and will not go down. This was not a big problem, because I would turn the manual release screw a half turn which would bring the motor down then I would close the manual release screw. At that point I could trim & tilt as normal. Well yesterday morning I tilted my motor too high and it got stuck. I attempted to turn the manual release screw and the screw slot broke in half. Now I'm screwed with a motor in the up position and a broken screw head. The motor is a 1996 Evinrude 150 Ocean Pro. Suggestions and snide remarks welcomed. I need some laughter at this point.




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Old 07-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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I don't know how to fix this but I can say that if you were an Alabama fan you could prop up the motor with one of those national championship trophies, then drill out the screw. Again I really have no idea.
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Don't understand what you mean by screw slot broke in half. Can you take a pix and post it?

That screw should be easy to replace. Maybe use an easy out?
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Take an old sharp short punch and tap it offset to unscrew it, then replace the screw. Sounds like your saying your down side of tilt isn't working but the down of trim is, is that correct?
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He can't tap it being its down in a hole and can't reach it. He will need to remove the trim assembly to remove the release screw and replace it. You have a shuttle valve sticking and not releasing.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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He can't tap it being its down in a hole and can't reach it. He will need to remove the trim assembly to remove the release screw and replace it. You have a shuttle valve sticking and not releasing.
+1. I had the same exact issue about 7 months ago. I had valves sticking and I couldn't bring the motor down from full tilt when I broke the air release screw. I had to disassemble the tilt/trim, replace the seals and replace the broken screw. Well I didn't actually do it, I had Shane Livingston from this forum hook it all up for me at a fair price. If you think it might be too much, give him a buzz, he's a knowledgable dude.

BTW: we used an EZ-out for the stripped screw cuz it seemed like a plastic composite material and not aluminum or steel.

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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CaptKen & Socal I think you nailed it. Socal, where did you find a replacement screw after you drilled the original out?

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If you are careful you can drill and easy out that screw. Then replace it. Remove the snap ring first. Does your motor run when you are trying to lower it?
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Yes, it runs when I'm trying to lower it.
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It may just be me but screw doesn't look busted. Looks like a bigger head on the screwdriver is needed then replace the screw.

As for the snide remarks, use the had you whack off with. That wrist is normally stronger then the other. Put a little more toruque on the thang!!!

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