07-14-2014, 07:53 AM #1
How to disassemble, clean, rebuild, and reassemble trim motors
My trim motor was blowing fuses, so I had to remove and inspect. It was from a 95 SL750 originally, so I assume the arrangement of a Fast Trim Version is different.
Figured I would document it along the way.
This thread will outline how to disassemble, clean, rebuild, and reassemble trim motors after removal from the ski, with replacement parts for the DC electric motor and oil seal.
Start by removing the 5 screws securing the black plastic housing cover to the mount plate.
Next remove the motor leads and ensure the gasket is present and intact.
Next you need to remove the spring clutch on the actuator arm. I used a C clamp to relieve the pressure to make it easy to remove the pin.
Last edited by BlueFishCrisis; 07-17-2014 at 11:05 AM.
07-14-2014, 08:21 AM #2
Remove the actuator arm and spring.
Next remove the 4 screws holding the gearbox to the mount plate. Note that these 4 screws along with the output shaft present an opportunity for the trim motor to leak as they are submerged when floating or at idle. The screws I removed appeared to contain a small fiber washer along with loctite.
Separate the mounting plate from the gearbox housing. Note the oil seal in the mounting plate.
If the oil seal is cracked or worn, remove by driving out with a 12 mm socket.
07-14-2014, 08:25 AM #3
Removed oil seal.
Seal is 3/4" OD x 1/4" thick. Output shaft is 3/8" Seal appears to have a double lip and spring retainer. McMaster Carr 5154T31 is the correct replacement.
Remove the four 1/4" hex head screws holding the case halves together, then separate the case halves and ensure to push down on the output shaft to try and keep it in the "bottom" of the case.
Last edited by BlueFishCrisis; 07-16-2014 at 06:29 AM.
07-14-2014, 08:29 AM #4
Case opened, with all gears residing on the "bottom" half. This is the half that the motor attaches to. This trim motor was in good operational condition.
This one was not....
For the next few steps, I have already fully disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled the gearbox so you can clearly see each component as we go through disassembly. Keep in mind that small parts like washers and spacers can get buried in the grease and corrosion. I will identify each of the small parts as we go so you can be sure to capture them during disassembly.
Clean gearbox ready for disassembly.
07-14-2014, 08:32 AM #5
Note the thin washer on the output shaft. This can sometimes stick to the top of the housing. Be sure to locate it before moving forward. Remove the washer if it is on the output shaft.
Next remove the gear in the upper left corner.
Note the spacer under this gear. This one was stuck in place, so I did not remove it.
First gear removed.
07-14-2014, 08:34 AM #6
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07-14-2014, 08:43 AM #9
Also note the collar on the output shaft.
With all parts removed, you can see the two screws securing the motor. If the motor is seized, remove these two screws.
Mabuchi RS-555SH is no longer available. I have ordered a Mabuchi RS-555PH as a replacement.
This completes disassembly.
Last edited by BlueFishCrisis; 07-16-2014 at 06:30 AM.
07-14-2014, 09:24 AM #10
I've meant to ask about this before, does the trim motor only work with the mfd or is it supposed to work all the time?
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