Tilt problem on 1998 merc. 25

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by grosenaw, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. grosenaw

    grosenaw I Love microskiff.com!

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    i have a 1998 merc 25 tiller. The tilt is frozen on it. Its a little rusted and wont take grease. Any tricks???? Thanks yall
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Here's the diagram for your clamp bracket

    http://www.crowleymarine.com/mercury-outboard/parts/3236_170.cfm

    You can see that all that holds the tube in place is the end nuts.
    Apply penetrating spray to the tube/bracket joints,
    let it soak overnight, use a wrench on the end nut
    and attempt to rotate the tube and nut. If it fights too hard,
    apply more spray and let soak overnight, try again.
    Gentle tapping with a wood dowel to the tube may help the spray loosen the rust.
     

  3. grosenaw

    grosenaw I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks man. All fixed. Now it wont start. darn