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    Default 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    It worked two weeks ago. I charged the batteries and replaced the bilge pump now the trim tilt does not move at all. Use the switch on the throttle control and nothing no noise zero. Have hit the red 50amp breaker and the 10 amp reset breaker on the pump. Still nothing. Should I order a relay or what? How do you hotwire it to test pump?

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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    What's the full model number of your engine? Need all those letters after the 5.7

    Since this happened after replacing the batteries, I would suspect a wire got left off.
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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    model 57fcpbyc

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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    With no noise at all, either direction, I would first start looking at the connection at the trim pump where the wires go to the trim switch.
    Make sure you have power at the fuse and you have a good ground (Use a meter)

    To jumper the motor to make sure it works, use the 2 wire connector at the pump motor. One terminal to battery positve, one to negative. To reverse direction, reverse the jumpers from positive to negative.

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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    Quote Originally Posted by Don S View Post
    With no noise at all, either direction, I would first start looking at the connection at the trim pump where the wires go to the trim switch.
    Make sure you have power at the fuse and you have a good ground (Use a meter)

    To jumper the motor to make sure it works, use the 2 wire connector at the pump motor. One terminal to battery positve, one to negative. To reverse direction, reverse the jumpers from positive to negative.

    So could you elaborate a bit more so I am confident I am jumping the motor the correct way. It appears that there are Green(Down) Blue (Up) and red and black on the pump unit where the 10 amp reset is. How do I proceed?

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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    I had the same problem with my trim just last week. I wired the trim motor directly to the battery and it created a direct short. When I removed the motor, and took it apart the bearing had gone bad causing the motor to trip the 50a breaker. I found an inexpensive replacement trim motor (without the pump) through Ebay at a place in TN called DB electrical. They shipped quick and it only took 5 minutes to install and everything works great.

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    I too had this happen to me. I have a 95 210 wellcraft eclipse...it was in the switch inside the throttle...it just quit working. I ended up putting a 3-way switch in the panel next to the throttle and ran it that way. Every so often my trim would not go up but would go down...it ended up being the green connection wire needing to be reclamped with a new connector so it would fit better in the little black relay.

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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    Quote Originally Posted by flip123red View Post
    So could you elaborate a bit more so I am confident I am jumping the motor the correct way. It appears that there are Green(Down) Blue (Up) and red and black on the pump unit where the 10 amp reset is. How do I proceed?


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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    Thanks for all the support. So I jumped the pump and it is good. At least the engine is in the up position now. I the traced the wires back. Never found the spade fuse. Dont really believe there is one. Pulled all the connections apart and they seem fine. When at the throttle control I moved the wires where they enter from behind as an earlier post said their wire was chaffed by the throttle. Afterwards if you hit the tilt/trim it sounded like the pump clicked but nothing moved . After a few times no noises were made again. Any other suggestions.

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    See if this helps.
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    Default Re: 1998 four winns volvo 5.7 duo prop /Trim Tilt does not go either up nor down

    Don S,

    Thanks for providing the trim troubleshooting guide, page I am looking for regarding sending unit adjustment (page 4-6) is missing, can you attach this page for me? Thanks greatly.

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