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I’ll drive/propeller control not working on throttle

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Captain Jimbo, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    90
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    I tried to raise my outdrive/propeller out of the water the other day on my Sundancer 250 and the switch on the throttle is not working. I hear a little clicking down at the outdrive, anybody have any ideas? I heard it is not a fuse or electrical problem, that was from my boat mobile mechanic. What could be the problem with the out drive ? I can’t raise the outdrive up to trailer mode with the other switch on the throttle either .
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Most likely culprit... the trim/tilt solenoid has failed. Jump the solenoid - does it now work? Bingo - problem found. Replace both.
     
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  3. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    90
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    OK, dumb question… Where is the solenoid?
     
  4. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    mounted directly on the trim pump, google mercruiser trim pump
     
  5. Captain Jimbo

    Captain Jimbo Member

    90
    May 10, 2012
    Seattle
    1997 Sundancer 250
    Mercruiser 5.7L Bravo
    Will do, thanks!
     
  6. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    648
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Has 2 solenoids. Top is up and bottom is down. When you replace just remember blue wire (sky) is for top and green (grass) is for bottom. Easy way to remember
     
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