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Old 05-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Alpha I Trim Sender

I know this sub-forum is for engines, but assume a Drive Q belongs here as well.

I have an Alpha 1 gen 2 drive.
I want to set up the trim position sender.
Following the guide : http://www.mercstuff.com/trim_limit.htm

Having obtained some new screws - just went to start on the job and I failed at the first hurdle.

I trim drive right in (as per instruction) ... however this does not allow me to get at the clamp screws.

I can get at one screw OK .. but the other screw is completely blocked by casting, how do you get at it.

The picture on the url above shows the trim sender screws as both well clear of Gimbal Housing casting.
On my install one of the screws is behind the casting, how do I get at it ... is there some trick to moving the Gimbal casting ? or getting at screw.

As per this pic I just took : (I know it's not trimmed right in, in the pic)
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Can you trim the drive down, loosen the upper screw, then trim back up to get at the bottom screw?
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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no .... but found out solution (and my stupidity)
I always leave drive in straight ahead position when it is on trailer.
If I turn drive to Left the screws are then accessible .... duh !

Now I have problem that both screws are stuck fast ! Just how hard to I try ... fine line between removing screw & rounding it out :-(
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no .... but found out solution (and my stupidity)
I always leave drive in straight ahead position when it is on trailer.
If I turn drive to Left the screws are then accessible .... duh !

Now I have problem that both screws are stuck fast ! Just how hard to I try ... fine line between removing screw & rounding it out :-(
Get yourself a handheld impact driver. I had to use this on my trim sender. Works great and doesn't round off the screws.
Here is an exaple: http://www.debrix.com/ProductDetails...ode=16-0151-VT
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