add trim/tilt to 1983 50hp Merc OB

by larry
(Southern Illinois)

I have a 1983 Alumacraft Classic 16 with a Merc 50hp OB. I would like to add power trim/tilt. Is this financially practical and how can I find out what unit to look for?

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200 hp merc outboard shifting problem

2002 merc 200hp carborated with merc controls. started out season with a mild glunk when shifting which seems to be quite normal. Did a lot of lobestor hooping this year next to break waters which calls for a lot of shifting and manuering of the boat. The shift is now very hard with a small gring and then the glunk into gear, Checked shifting cable for nuetral position and all looks well, prop spin in nuetral in either direction. any thoughts, ideas , suggestions??? Thanks out front Jo

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225 merc problem

by lynn
(saint bernard,la)

I have a carburated 1996 225 merc offshore outboard.It cranks up and runs fine for a couple of minutes then it just kills like if I turned the key off,no spitting or sputtering,just like if the key is turned off.Also I notice that while it is running,if I unplug the main wire harness(8 pin),it kills in the same manner.Anyone with any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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1988 Merc 90 hp two stroke

I was doing 5mph and the engine just died. Spins very fast but won't start.

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merc 140 tops out at 3000 rpm

by seth jacobs
(Lake George NY)

i put an old 86 merc 140 in a new hull and this is what i get stuck with. i changed the wires, plugs, cap, roter, condencer, new gas. the boat starts fine and it shakes violentoly when ideling and the shakes go away when it gest to about 1500 rpm so im not woried about that but it dosent accept full throtle with out spiting abd boging, if i give it alot of gas it dosent stall or loose speed but it dosent gain much eather, if i go slow with the throtle then it is fine, it spits and sputters every now and then but what im trying to fix is the fact that it can barely plain out at full throtle and it can just abot hit 3000 rpm. full throtle on flat calm watter it hits 3300 rpm but thats all it has to it, plz help soon

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mercury 75h outbaord 2 stroke will crank but when placed in gear dies

by marjorie
(orange tx)

1996 mecury outbard will crank but when placed in gear dies.

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Mercury outboard

I have a 1996 Mercury 175 offshore outboard. I never had any trouble with this motor. Last week after a day out I was on my way in on full plane and wide open the engine started to lose power and stopped running. Would not start only when I put in neutral wipe open but still would stall. I had to be towed in. I changed all the fuel lines gaskets and filter and it ran with a hose hooked up put it in the water and again could not get it started any help would be great !!!
Thanks

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1990 mercury 125

Hello, I have a 1990 mercury 125 4cyl, its starts ok but at approximately at 1700 rpm to 2400 rpm it sputters (bad) then its seems fine, I changed spark plugs but no difference, not sure what to to next. Amy help would be great. Steve

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Mercury lots of steering play

my 50 hp mercury has lots of play on the steering wheel is there a way to fix it?

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tach on 115 merc

by jim
(fresno.california)

i have a 15 foot skeeter bass boat 1979 it has a mercury 115 two stroke it runs great by myself on the boat it runs 53mph but for some reason my tach only goes to 4000 rmps and freezes its apparent its going over 4000 rmps what could be the proplem.?????

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2000 mercury 150 efi, not starting

by tate
(homestead fl)

2000 mercury 150 efi,run perfect last week,took out today ,started right up ,drove for 5 mins. and it turned off,motor turns over,but will not start again,please help

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no power to 90 Mercury engine

2 days ago my husband moved the boat and tried to start the engine. The engine would attempt to start but didn't....now there is no power going to the engine at all. my fuel gauge works but absolutely no power is getting to the engine. Help Pls!

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1985 Mercury 50hp outbrd no spark....need advice

by Dutch
(Dallas GA)

My 50hp Merc gets no spark. Stator ok i think. KIll switch ok. Mercury switch ok. Wires on the trigger ring were falling apart so i spliced on new wires where the old ones were bad. Could wires arcing against each other have burned it up or is the CDI box? Dont know how to test these. Thanks

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84 mercury black max 150 idle issues

by Karyn
(Washington)

I have a 84 mercury black max 150 oil injected outdrive that will idle fine on a hose but in the water it won't. As soon as I put it into gear it sputters and dies.

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2006 Mercury 4 stroke 60 HP engine just stopped running

by Jim
(Madison, WI)

I have a Lund 1660SS Classic fishing boat with a 60 HP 4 stroke mercury engine (2006). Was out fishing with my girls and while coming back the engine just stopped. No noise, smoke, just stopped and wouldn't start back up. We were running for only 5 minutes before this without problems, then slowed down to try fishing (literally 3 casts) and then started to head in. Was accelerating when the engine stopped. I have no clue what's run and don't know where to start. Any thoughts are appreciated before I have to take it in.

Thanks!!!

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200 hp merc hard shifting

over the past season the shifting has gone fro a clunk to a grind and a cluck. checked cable and prop spins in nuetral both ways. Is it possiable that this could be a cable adjustment. any other suggestions.

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2000 90 hsp Mercury won't start supected overheating

by Danny Brickey
(Little Rock Ar.)

8-8-2011 On the lake last saturday. Engine started like always , checked for pisssing, checks good. Run for about 5 miles no problems. Pull to idle and the wife asks what that noise? Idleing fine. I sut down, key on still high pitch continious sound. Key off no sound , try to start engine no good. It will turn over but not start. Pulled cowling no real heat offeh engine. Towed to the dock loaded up and go home. I'm about to contact dealer, but would liek to have some insight of my problem. I've researched that continous alarm singifies overheating. But, if it's has suffieicent time to coll will it restart or does it have some type of trip switch that needs to be reset? Looking of some pro help? Thanks

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69 mercury reverse problem

69 Mercury 650 outboard, on water will not shift into reverse. However, on land with flushing muffs attached and water flowing, it shifts well.

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merc 350 mag, running but wont engage outdrive.

by Jeff S.
(Lake Havasu, AZ)

I have a merc 350 mag with an bravo 3 outdrive, it runs but wont engage the outdrive. I was on the lake and started back, the boat began to pick up speed and plan. Before the boat planed I heard a sound come from the engine area and the boat did a slight forward jerk and then lost power to the outdrive. The engine still ran, however when I attempted to engage the outdrive, the engine only reved up. Thier was no sound of gear grind. Anyone have an idea of what I should look at first?

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115 Mercury foot

by William Jackson
(Panama City Florida US)

I did not put my shifter in the drive position 2 the point of taking the foot off now the foot will not go all the way up on putting it back together I put the foot in forward and the shifter in forward is there any way to put the foot back on and on the way up help please

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1999 150HP Merc starter pinion gear?

by Stan
(Channelview, Tx)

The starter was just replaced because pinion gear was stripped by the fly wheel. Installation was correct but apon de-energizing the starter (turned key off), the pinion gear didn't retracted (get out of the way) like on the other engine? Is there something I'm not seeing or just overloy worried?

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2010 mercury 50 HP bogs down an cuts off!

by Justin sherman
(La plata, md, usa)

My bought a brand new bass boat last year from bass pro. Ran good all last year this year at low speeds it bogs down an then cuts off. I have to then prime the primer bulb for it to start again. Please help?

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40 Mercury 2 stroke oil injected

I bought a fishing boat w 40 mercury replaced hoses, gas, put a new battery in fires right up runs great. But when I start the motor there is a loud alarm sound at the ignition. Why would it continue to beep if the motors getting fuel/ mix from the oil injection thank John

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1989 mercury black max 150 over heated now it will not start

by Jeff
(Ottawa)

1989 mercury black max 150 over heated now it will not start. I found the problem was the thermosstats and have changed them and the water pump Now it will not start ?
I found the inline fuse and it is fine.

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Removing the lower unit 2002 merc 150 xr2

by Brian
(St.Louis)

I need to know how to remove the black wire that is connected to the lower unit that goes from the lower unit up into the motor then thru into the haul.
There is a small metal couple looking thing right outside the lower unit. Is there a disconnect any where......

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