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    Question Any Short cuts/suggestions in replacing Trim Sending Unit on Alpha drive?

    Just picked up a Chaparral 250, 5.7 w/Alpha drive.
    Trim works well, but the Trim gauge is stuck on full up. It appears I will need to replace the sending unit, but as per Mercrusier, the drive must be removed in order to feed the wires through the transom.

    Any thoughts, suggestions and/or proven short cuts that will help me out will be appreciated!

    TIA
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    you can cut the wire and but connect the wires with heat shrink tube or heat shrink but connectors. there is a white strip on one of the wires
    so you keep positive and negitive on the right leg. also you can check the puck by removing it and turn the sproket and see if the gauge moves.
    it may just need to be adjusted on the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SANGER SS396 View Post
    you can cut the wire and but connect the wires with heat shrink tube or heat shrink but connectors. there is a white strip on one of the wires
    so you keep positive and negitive on the right leg. also you can check the puck by removing it and turn the sproket and see if the gauge moves.
    it may just need to be adjusted on the drive.
    Thx SANGER!
    After researching a little, I came to the same conclusion to try what you are suggesting. Can't hurt and will only cost me the expense of the sending unit if the repair does not hold. I will be using marine "heat shrink" and then several coats of liquid electrical tape.... time will tell....



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    butchers...all of you

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    I did the ghetto repair last year and its still holding out.I took out the senders took apart and soldered a new wire into it.Siliconed good where the wire went into the sender then spliced the new wire onto the old one heat shrink and silicone.

    IMO nothing to lose on this but will fix it right when or if it fails again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77charger View Post
    ....IMO nothing to lose on this but will fix it right when or if it fails again.
    My thoughts as well...... and that is what I have done.....working well so far



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