Replacement Tilt and trim Pumps
Tilt and trim Pumps are a key component on I/O's, and outboard motors. Without them, we would not get the performance or control necessary for a smooth ride. Also, with an outboard motor, the tilt and trim pump eliminates the need to physically raise and lower your motor, saving you from possible back issues down the road. These tilt and trim pumps help to get your boat up on a plane quicker as well, saving you in fuel costs.
Like anything electrical that is in a marine environment, eventual failure is always a possibility in which case you may be faced with having to rebuild or replace your tilt and trim pump. The way you can tell if it needs to be repaired or replaced is by watching and listening to the pump when it is being operated under a load. It will operate slower in the up position and will have a laboring sound. Before doing anything make sure that you have at least 12 volts at the tilt and trim motor. Usually, it is the motor that is the issue, but sometimes it can be more severe and an issue with the hydraulic pump itself.
Location of the tilt and trim pumps differ between the I/O's and outboard motors, with the I/O's generally being mounted on the inside of the boat close to the transom which makes it easier to access for repair or replacement. On the outboards they are usually located in between the transom brackets on the outside of the boat, making them more difficult to get to for repairs or replacements, although some are mounted on the outside of the transom bracket as well, which are not as difficult to work on. When it comes time to repair or replace your tilt and trim pump, please have your serial # or model # handy before calling your parts supplier.