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    tilt and trim leaking down

    2001 ficth 250 e250fpxsif g04957435

    I noticed after our last trip that when the motor is tilted up it will leak down to the down position.Will low fluid cause this?Is there a method to checking the fluid as I understand there is alot of pressure in the system.Any other suggestions.

    Also I had new trim switches installed on the throttle and now one trim gauge isn't working.Could this be a wire they left off during install or something simple to check?

    Thanks

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    Re: tilt and trim leaking down (whitecap)

    Don't know about the low fluid, but i had a 79 100 Evinrude that leaked down. It cost 265 to rebuild the system back in 92. i think the seals went bad and fluid was bypassing the pistons.




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    Re: tilt and trim leaking down (whitecap)

    You can check the trim fluid yourself, trim the motor up and look on the top right side of the swivel bracket, there is a service bracket, rotate the service bracket to a safe position then remove the cap on the right side of the trim unit, if fluid runs out it is full.

    As for the trim leaking down, have your dealer check the manual release valve.

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