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88 Montauk posted 06-12-2002 03:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for 88 Montauk   Send Email to 88 Montauk  
Recently when trimming my motor(88 90hp Johnson) up at the landing or anytime really it is very slow. It does go up and down so it is not the switch. Also, the contacts at the battery are good. I haven't done any thing to it sowhat is it? Any ideas would be appreciated!
Soho posted 06-12-2002 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Fluid level maybe ?
Cpt Quint posted 06-12-2002 03:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
or time to put a fresh charge on your battery
jojoscoot posted 06-12-2002 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jojoscoot  Send Email to jojoscoot     
I just put a brand new p/t motor on my 85 whaler (91 Johnson) and it is still relatively slow. I just figured that was the way it was suppose to be...
88 Montauk posted 06-12-2002 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for 88 Montauk  Send Email to 88 Montauk     
Not the battery. Where would you put in fluid? I understand that it is hydraulic but where would it go? Also, it has never been quick but it has definitely gotten slower in the past 3 weeks.
aubv posted 06-12-2002 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Does the trim/tilt pump sound like it is working harder?

After checking fluid level(raise the motor and look at the trim/tilt pump there should be some kind of fill plug)you might want to disconnect the trim/tilt pump mechanically and see if the engine can be lifted and lowered by hand freely. If you said it was only going up slowly then maybe fluid level but... this may not be the trim/tilt pump .

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