I have a leak in the trim fluid housing and decided to pull the reservoir and found that there is a melted hole about the size of a pencil directly under where the pump is. I had a problem with the transom trim switch a few weeks ago where the trim pump would stay on when I would release the switch and if I rocked it a few times, it would stop. I figured there was just some corrosion on the contacts and after using the boat that day, the problem did not happen again. Fast forward back to yesterday, I tried to get my boat from where it is parked but it was raining and decided to just get it this morning. I did use the transom trim to raise the drive before I decided to leave it for the night and lowered it back down. This morning.. I was about to move the boat and went to put up the trim and nothing worked. not the transom switch nor the throttle switch. As I was inspecting the pump, I found that the 3 prong connector from the switch was loose and put it back on snug. the pump fired up with the click of the throttle switch but the drive did not move. Thats when I discovered the fluid missing. I removed the reservoir and found the hole in the bottom. There is nothing under the pump and housing but flat fiberglass. The hole is definitely melted as the hole has very smooth, rounded edges and sort of droops down around the edges. I hate to think that sometime last night a switch shorted and ran the pump and the fluid got so hot that it melted the hole n the bottom of the reservoir. Is it possible for the fluid to get that hot running the trim without the drive moving? What damage may have been caused to the pump if that is the case?
Thanks for any advise
Things that I think I need: new reservoir, transom rocker switch, directions on how to bleed and add new fluid to the trim system. Hopefully not a new pump