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First off let me state that I am a moron.
I have replaced at least a dozen water pumps in these drives and I screwed this one up.
I forgot to put the remote shifter in drive when I put the lower gear case back on. When I fired the boat it is fine in neutral and will go into reverse but instantly killed the engine going into forward.
I removed the lower gear case after I realized what I had done and now the shift shaft will not turn clockwise into forward gear.
Don't know if I broke the shift crank or I am just out of alignment or what.The shaft will allow me to put the drive in reverse but not forward.
Any clues would be very helpful.If I need to remove the shift shaft,I will take it to a professional.
Thanks:mad:
 

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I assume you can turn the shift shaft counter clockwise and find nuetral and reverse. Then I assume you can you can turn the shift shaft clockwise to find nuetral again. Have you tried spinning the prop shaft while placing a gentle clockwise tork on the shift shaft? Spinning the prop shaft allows the dog clutch to line up and engage.
 

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Yes I can engage the prop shaft but only in reverse.
If I turn the shift shaft clock wise it spins freely.
I am turning the prop shaft counter clock wise lightly when turning the shift shaft clockwise.
 

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Tom, Hit the nail right square on the head.......moron......

Go to RDP and PM Outdrive1, Paul is in your town and would be my first call!

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Thanks CC for pointing out the obvious ,I knew I could count on you and I am not talking about Outdrive1.
By the way, what are you doin on a tech thread?
 

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Thanks CC for pointing out the obvious ,I knew I could count on you and I am not talking about Outdrive1.
By the way, what are you doin on a tech thread?


Just checkin' to see if any of my VAST amount of knowledge might be helpful to any of the morons that hang here..........:D
 

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You need to pick up the shift shaft in the lower and re-time it. Turn the intermediate shift shaft while rotating the propeller counter clockwise (reverse). When it locks in gear, pick up the shaft and rotate it so it is pointing straight forward and drop back down on the splines.
 

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Thank you B&D,I will try that.

See Carl: here is a guy that brings value to this thread.:D
You're welcome. After reading my post it might be misleading. You need to put it in forward and have the shaft pointing forward. Turning the propeller in reverse will lock it in forward. If you can spin the prop and it will continue to turn and feel like it is "bumping" the shifter, it is in reverse. Turning the prop counter clockwise while shifting into forward will lock the drive in forward and allow the shift shaft to be fully rotated into forward. Make sure the remote control is in forward and the "shoe" will be also facing forward and they will line up with each other.
 

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The shaft will not go into forward.
When I turn the shaft counter clock wise and the prop shaft counter clockwise I can feel the bumping.When I turn the shaft clockwise while turning the prop shaft counter clockwise like normal it wont shift into forward.It will shift into reverse when I turn the shift shaft counter clockwise and the prop shaft clockwise.
What do you mean pointing forward? I have been dealing with just the lower gear housing.Should I remove the whole outdrive?
 

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The shaft will not go into forward.
When I turn the shaft counter clock wise and the prop shaft counter clockwise I can feel the bumping.When I turn the shaft clockwise while turning the prop shaft counter clockwise like normal it wont shift into forward.It will shift into reverse when I turn the shift shaft counter clockwise and the prop shaft clockwise.
What do you mean pointing forward? I have been dealing with just the lower gear housing.Should I remove the whole outdrive?
Pick up the shift shaft and turn it counter clockwise then drop it back on the splines. Now try turning it clockwise while turning the propshaft counter clockwise. See if that gives it the travel it needs. The rectangular "foot" piece on the top of the shift shaft should be parallel with the propshaft. Under that rectangular "foot" is a gusset cast into it to support the "foot". It should be towards the front of the drive when in forward. I'll see if I can find a picture.
 

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