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Johnson Trim & Tilt problem

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  • Johnson Trim & Tilt problem

    I have a 91' V-6 (loop) 150hp Johnson. Runs greatand I love it, but, when I trailer it the trimstarts working by itself within an hour of doing so. I hit the trim button on the motor or theshift and it quits. Logic tells me this is not good. Why is it doing this and how can it be corrected. Need to know before it tears itself up.Many thanks

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    Re: Johnson Trim & Tilt problem

    sometimes relays shed a little amount of their contact material through arcing. This material can float around in the relay housing. If activating either TnT switch stops the motor, I'd suspect the relays. If you are maticulous, you can disassemble the relays and view the debris. Its tricky to take them apart without braking the plastic housing. Putting in new ones might be the answer. If the trim motor always creeps in the same direction, try swapping relays with each other, and see if the up or down direction changes as well.......
    Alias "schematic"


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      Re: Johnson Trim & Tilt problem

      Schematic, I've had relay problems before, severalyears back. I got a couple extra to switch out.I think you solved my problem, I did'nt knowrelays could do that. Thanks for the help.