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2002 200HPDI tilt motor seal replacement.

Old 08-13-2019, 10:48 AM
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Default 2002 200HPDI tilt motor seal replacement.

Looking at replacing the seals on my tilt motor since it seems to be running low on fluid. The tilt motor works for about 3 months after I fill the reservoir then only lifts halfway.

The motor was put down using the manual screw, can the motor be raised all the way up by loosening that screw and lifting on the lower unit? The power motor only lifts halfway and I cant access the lift motor.

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Old 08-13-2019, 01:18 PM
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyfisherman0322 View Post
The motor was put down using the manual screw, can the motor be raised all the way up by loosening that screw and lifting on the lower unit?
Once you loosen that screw,
the hydraulic fluid is free to 'bypass',
the engine can tilt all the way, and then you can rest it on the lever.
You might need a few strong men to swing it up.

Why do you think it is leaking at the t/t motor?
that's possible - but not the most common spot.

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Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
Once you loosen that screw,
the hydraulic fluid is free to 'bypass',
the engine can tilt all the way, and then you can rest it on the lever.
You might need a few strong men to swing it up.

Why do you think it is leaking at the t/t motor?
that's possible - but not the most common spot.
Thanks for the info! Not 100% certain, I see a sheen of hydraulic fluid around my lower unit on my boat lift after I fill the reservoir. I assume because the trim (partial up and full down) are working but the tilt wont actually tilt up past the point where I assume the tilt motor takes over? Correct me if I'm wrong. Seems like the seals are an easy first trouble shooting step.
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Certainly low fluid will prevent reaching full tilt -
that's when the maximum amount is needed;
when the rams are retracted there is 'extra' that goes to the reservoir.

Leakage of the ram seals is common, that might be your issue.

However, if your engine model uses a Showa t/t unit -
(the reservoir made of plastic with a bottlecap-like filler)
it may be leaking from o-rings between the 'parts' of the assembly.
That's a much more involved fix.
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