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Old 27 January 2014, 00:56   #1
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mariner 25hp 2 stroke

hi l have a mariner 25hp l have just bought and it is in forward gear all the time, no nuteral or reverse. would anyone be able to tell me why ? thanks

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Old 27 January 2014, 02:18   #2
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my money is on it having had the waterpump impellor replaced, and the gear selector not having been set in the right place when the gearbox was put back on. not difficult to put right, just needs a little thought to work out where the linkage should be.

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Old 27 January 2014, 02:51   #3
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If it's the one with gear and throttle on the twist grip I'd look at the plastic gear selector slipping on the steel shaft ...(don't ask how I know)
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Old 29 January 2014, 16:02   #4
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There is a clip that holds the gear selector shaft in place under the powerhead Its located just behind the carburettor if you look to the right hand side.
It sometimes can be the cause. It has a pin that slides into a small hole on the top of the gear selector shaft .
Its part number is 823862 if it helps !
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