View Full Version : My motor is stuck down and still at the lake. Help me bring it home.
June 24th, 2009, 11:32 PM
I bought a boat a few months ago with an '86 Evinrude 110 on it. I have been to the lake several times with minor problems. Tonight when I got back to the ramp, the motor would not tilt up due to some sort of electrical problem. The hydraulic pump stopped working for one reason or another. I am assuming that there has to be a manual way to raise the motor. Does anyone know of a release valve somwhere?
June 25th, 2009, 05:22 AM
First off welcome to the site bud. Lots of GOOD folks here.
As far as the motor OMC's of of that year usually have one of 2 things happen to cause the mototr to not kick in. One is the switch on the handle loosing contact and the other would be the solenoid under the hood. When pushing the switch on the handle do you hear a click. If so you are still receiving power if not you need to trace down the wire. If you do hear a click then either you have a solenoid that has quit working or a stuck trim unit. the manual release is on the side of the trim unit.Loosen the screw and with some help you should be able to lift the engne.
June 25th, 2009, 05:32 AM
if it trims down but not up locate the solenoids they will have a heavy blue wire on one and a heavy green wire on the other. try swapping them if it is a solenoid then it will go up and not down. or like Dirk mentioned loosen the large SCREW (I believe on that model its on the stbd side lookin from the side of the clamp bracket) a few turns and you should be able to lift the motor up with help then put the tilt locking bar up and tighten the screw. That will at least get ya home.
Oh yeah disconnect the battery before ya swap thos relays out.
June 25th, 2009, 05:34 AM
You got it buddy. I sometimes am too vague in explanation. Blue wire on the trim solenoid is the up solenoid and green is the down solenoid and of course the screw is on the strbrd side.
June 25th, 2009, 06:29 AM
yup easy to remember blue is up like the sky and green is down like grass
June 25th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Id manually raise the motor by turning that screw and lifting the motor ,retightening the screw after raising then diagnose at home.
June 25th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I must have seen that manual release screw a thousand times last night. Loosened it, raised the motor up, and home in less than 30 minutes.
I am getting intermittant power to the switch at the control box so I have a bad connection somewhere. Time to start tracing wires.
Thanks so much for your replies. I really appreciate them
June 26th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Very possibly the switch itself in the control handle. Seen it happen abunch of times. There are 2 very small plastic clips that hold the switch in and if one pops there is actually nothing holding the switch in place. I myself had it happen. Until I got a new handle I used asmall piece of rubber behinnd the switch to hold the switch and allow me to apply pressure.
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