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Old 07-16-2020, 10:44 AM
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I am looking for some advice. We own a 1995 Neptune 202 with a 1996 Johnson 150 Ocean Runner. For the second time, the motor was tilted up too much and will not return down. I am wondering if there is some sort of adjustable 'stop' to keep this from happening again. I would love to blame the wife on this one but it is 1 to 1. She did it the first time and the second time was all me....

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Old 07-16-2020, 10:52 AM
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When my ‘97 Ocean Runner 150 did that it was low on fluid.
Old 07-16-2020, 11:35 AM
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sounds like its airlocked. Loosen the fill plug
Old 07-16-2020, 03:26 PM
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Loosen the wife!!!!!!
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If you have the owners manual you should be able to find guidance in the maintenance section under adjustments. My motor is a 1993 Johnson 200 and to adjust the limit switch on it you need to locate the tilt limiter cam, which is plastic and is located on the tilt tube between the engine bracket supports. To adjust the up limit the direction to turn tilt limiter cam is clockwise. Hope this helps.
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The other thing to consider besides the up limit adjustment and fluid level is that the down relay may be failing, although I think they tend to fail completely and not intermittently.
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Thanks for all the help. I checked the reservoir last night and it was full. Topped it off with fluid and motor was still stuck in the up position. I then loosened the manual release and was able to get the motor back down. The tilt and trim seem to working normally now but I am still worried about tilting it up too much and it getting stuck again. Tonight I will look for the limit/stop cam. Thanks again for the help....
Old 07-20-2020, 09:57 AM
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Found the cam adjustment under a few layers of grease and set it. Now the fear of the motor being tilted up too much is gone!! Thanks again all...

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