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Why will trim & tilt on my outboard work sometimes and sometimes it will not?

I have replaced the trim up solenoid and it worked for 4 months then quit. I got it warranties and replaced it again and would not trim up, only trim down, then I swaped the solenoids and then it would trim up and not down. Then yesterday all of a sudden it starts to work like it should. I have also removed the trim motor and checked and cleaned the commentator and it works fine in both directions. What could be my problem?

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I would look for a corroded ground wire or a connection that has a corroded connection. Clean all ground and hot lead connections, then seal them from moisture.

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Sounds like an ignition component failure check for proper resistance through primary and secondary ignition coil windings, refer to service repair manual for exact specs, also the ignitor magnetic pick up may be not up to snuff, the only other ignition component to replace or check is the ignition module and/or plug wires themselves, sometimes when extreme demand is put on the ignition system the plug wires must be high quality and completely isolated from one another. Spark plug wires when routing cannot come in contact with one another in the slightest proximity.

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1.ignition system fault spark plug ign wire coil.
2.vacuum leak, inj fault.
3.high or low fuel pressure.
1.catylist eff low bank1- cat can be defective.
2.eng misfire, vacuum leak.
3.engine oil leak into the exhaust valve guide seals.
as for the warranty i dont know.

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Sounds like the seal in the new clutch master cylinder. I've seen that same problem in the hand brake system in small 2 and 4 seat airplanes. ( I'm and aircraft mechanic) The problem is not air in the lines so bleeding won't help. The piston seal is intermittantly failing to seal. That is whty the function can return without any apparent reason as the seal has seated itself. The only cure is to replace or rebuild the master cylinder. ( Yes, even new or rebuilt ones can have a defective or improperly installed piston seal)

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