Help,,I have a 2001 40 hp johnson tiller w/ hydraulic assist trim. Soon after the warranty went out so did the tilt assist. I could still lower and raise the motor, but their was no assist provided. Now I cant move it. If I disconnect the cable at the end where it enters the cylinder I can pry against the piston?? and I can move it,,other wise it doesnt work. My question is ,,Is there an alternattive to this tilt assist other than replacing it with a like unit, or electric tilt? I'm basicly looking for a way to remove the cylinder and rig a way to control where the motor rests while running and while tilting it up for shallow waters. Thanks for your reply.