Removing Tilt Trim Pin In 5 Steps

removing tilt trim pin
removing tilt trim pin

The angle of the tilt trim has a direct impact on the smoothness of your fishing experience. This component adjusts the angle of your engine and ensures boat stability over long trips. So, it is best to get familiar with the functionality and the performance of this unit if you wish to further optimize your fishing experience. With that said, there have been some queries on Removing Tilt Trim Pin. If you’re also unsure about how to go about removing the pin from the tilt trim section, then the following details should give you a better perspective.

Removing Tilt Trim Pin 

In most situations, the tilt trim pin will be lodged completely into the assembly, and you’ll have to rely on tools like a sledgehammer and a heat gun to get rid of this pin. Now, this process can be somewhat complex, and it might help to seek help from a professional. With that said, here are a few steps that can help you in removing the tilt trim pin.

  1. To start, you’ll need to completely cut all the power to the engine and make sure to adjust the tilt trim position for easy access to the main pin.
  2. Now, you’ll notice a tri-lobe pin lodged into the main tilt trim that has to be removed before the main pin can come out. So, you’ll have to rely on dikes or wire cutters to get the tri-lobe pin from the main pin.
  3. At this point, you can rely on an air hammer or a pin extension to push out the main pin, and if your pin is not lodged completely, it should come out without any extra effort.
  4. If the pin remains lodged into the housing, then you need to grab a heat gun to heat the pin. After that, you should give it a few seconds to cool down and then use the air hammer again to push the pin from the housing.
  5. On the other hand, if the tri-lobe pin is lodged into the unit and it is not coming out with any tool, then you will need to rely on a power drill to get through the pin. Make sure to start with a smaller drill bit and work your way up as the hole gets bigger and bigger. Use the air hammer after trying every drill bit to get a complete

All in all, these were a few steps that you need to keep in mind to remove the tilt trim pin from the main assembly. Ideally, it shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to remove the tilt trim pin if the tri-lobe pin comes out from the use of a wire cutter and dikes.

On the other hand, if you’re unable to remove the tri-lobe pin, then you’ll have to rely on a heat gun, power drill, and other tools to force the pin to be removed from the main section. You can also try your luck with PB Blaster to get the tri-lobe pin removed from the main pin. Hopefully, you won’t have to bother with a power drill, and the pin will come out easily.

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