Trim Control Rubber Boot?

isaacvz

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There used to be a rubber boot completely covering the trim control on the throttle arm. Can’t find what it’s called, much less if anyone still makes it. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
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Going to be hard to find as it's not available any longer but you should be looking for VP number 3857772 though it's a kit, https://marinepartseurope.com/en/de...tiongroup=controls&header=control, side mount


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Seems this one may be missing the part you need, :(
 

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Going to be hard to find as it's not available any longer but you should be looking for VP number 3857772 though it's a kit, https://marinepartseurope.com/en/dealer/other/category/accessories/product/controls and cables/explodedview/54168689?catalog=7744250&img=54225.png&functiongroup=controls&header=control, side mount


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Seems this one may be missing the part you need, :(
Ah, I didn’t even realize the gear control also has a rubber cover. Need one for the trim control up top, probably also in a kit. I’ll look for diagrams.
 

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Well this got more important, the trim randomly goes down....this time when driving.
 

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Most of the time when the drive goes down underway, the piston seals are leaking.

Easy to test for
 

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Do you know if it is going down electrically powering up the pump or hydraulically such as maybe a leak someplace?
Electrically, I heard it happen, and when I disconnect the battery, all is fine.

I also was getting my cover repaired this spring and it rained pretty good while that was happening....and obviously there's no rubber cover to protect it anymore.
 

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Most of the time when the drive goes down underway, the piston seals are leaking.

Easy to test for
Nope, electrical. Disconnecting the battery stopped it. When we were out yesterday, you could hear it trying while we were just sitting. If I messed with the control, it stopped.
 

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Electrically, I heard it happen, and when I disconnect the battery, all is fine.

I also was getting my cover repaired this spring and it rained pretty good while that was happening....and obviously there's no rubber cover to protect it anymore.
Possibly either the trim handle button is sticking, or I've seen a few where the trim system wiring at/behind the shift control unit 'white wiring "plastic plug connector" was laying on the bottom submerged in water at times and had corroded out enough that the down wire was getting power in turn lowering the stern drive plus killing the battery.
 

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Possibly either the trim handle button is sticking, or I've seen a few where the trim system wiring at/behind the shift control unit 'white wiring "plastic plug connector" was laying on the bottom submerged in water at times and had corroded out enough that the down wire was getting power in turn lowering the stern drive plus killing the battery.
Sounds good, I'll pop open the handle maybe later today, and try to see back there from the dash.
 

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If the source of the issue is indeed the remote handle trim control switch you'd be better served installing a divorced trim control switch

This of course requires cutting/splicing wires and new switch
 

isaacvz

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If the source of the issue is indeed the remote handle trim control switch you'd be better served installing a divorced trim control switch

This of course requires cutting/splicing wires and new switch
Oof. That would be a bummer, but sounds good.
 
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