Trim motor quit me.

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by 1sporticus, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    I took my boat out sunday, and about halfway thru the day, the trim unit quit. Well I/we took it off today to see what was going on. I had power to the motor itself, so I knew it had to be the motor fried or something like that. Well when I took it apart, I had what I considered a lot of water in it. This is supposed to be a sealed unit. Anyway what I found was the springs that push the brushes out had rusted into. I replaced these with some springs out of an old Briggs& Stratton starter motor and resealed and reinstalled. Well it works just like it should. The best thing about it, was it didn't cost me anything but time.
    Later Andy
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Now that is useing the old noggin.:wink: