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Johndeerewhisperer2705 posted 12-27-2006 07:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Johndeerewhisperer2705   Send Email to Johndeerewhisperer2705  
I have a 88-SPL Johnson tilt and trim motor that won't run. It gets fire on either wire on either signal up/down from the console switch, but no noice or action from the motor. What can be done. I am thinking it is the motor. Has anyone else had this problem?
crabby posted 12-27-2006 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for crabby  Send Email to crabby     
Apply 12 volts to the two wires coming directly from the trim motor and see if you get a response. If you do, reverse the power leads and see if you get an opposite response. if you do than you have issue with other than your trim motor.

Hope this helps,


jimh posted 12-28-2006 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Trim motor controls are relatively simple electrical circuits. The remote buttons control relays, and the relays control the motor. You can use simple electrical troubleshooting techniques to investigate:

Basic Electrical Troubleshooting Procedures

If you have voltage at the motor and it does not operate, the motor is probably defective.

bms1939 posted 12-28-2006 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for bms1939  Send Email to bms1939     
The wires coming from the trim motor go to a plug under the engine cover. Unplug it and use a jumper wire, green goes down and blue goes up. If you get no response check your motor's ground, if your ground is good then you need a new trim motor.

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