View Full Version : 1997 Force 120 Power Trim Up but not Down

07-01-2009, 05:07 PM
"I have a 1997 Force 120 with power trim that will raise the motor up but will not lower it down. It is connected to a Quicksilver 3000 series control box, and there is no cowl switch. Not sure where to start to diagnose the problem, any helpful suggestions are much appreciated."

07-03-2009, 11:09 AM
"There are two different solenoids on the trim - one for up, and one for down.

Check all the wire connections to make sure they are good.

You can also swap the wires between the two solenoids - then if the motor will lower but not raise, the solenoid is bad - if it still won't go down then you either have a bad trim motor or a switch problem.

Spend the 35 bucks for a Seloc's manual and troubleshoot - powertrim is an expensive component and if you can do the work yourself you will save a bundle..."

07-08-2009, 08:59 AM
"Looking at the engine on the rifgt there are two solenoids, black in color, for the power trim. One for up and one for down, I believe the green wired one is up and the blue wired one is down. These solenoids are cheap in price"