OK. My dirty little secret. I have a power boat
that's not a dinghy
and need some help.
This is a 1994 Mercruiser with an Alpha One stern-drive. It has been sitting on the trailer
for about 8 months with the drive tilted all the way up. Went out to crank and run it and the stern-drive will not tilt down.
1. The batteries
2. Switches are operating correctly.
sounds strong and sounds like full rpm
in up and down but the drive doesn't budge.
4. Fluid reservoir is full.
5. Jumped up and down on the drive and tried the power tilt again, still no movement.
6. If I hold the switch up the motor
runs for a second and bogs down like normal when the drive reaches max up or max down position.
From the symptoms I am guessing it is something in the pump
or valve section of the trim/tilt unit. Anyone familiar with these and any quick checks I can do without total disassembly?