How Do You Troubleshot a Yamaha Outboard Motor's Tilt and Trim?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 10, 2020 8:18:14 PM ET

Troubleshooting a Yamaha outboard motor's tilt and trim is fairly straightforward, usually involving a thorough visual inspection and a check of the hydraulic fluid level. Things to look for include any build-up of dirt and sand, as well as a lack of sufficient or appropriate grease. A screeching sound while raising or lowering the motor is very likely indicative of a need for grease on the trim rams.