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Old 18 March 2017, 18:31   #1
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Stiff gear selection

On a Mariner 75 hp engine made 2005 Electric Start Power trim an tilt

Getting it into gear especially reverse require s a lot of effort over last couple of seasons

Have not checked to see if cables are rusting or tight yet

But did have a look at linkage under the engine cover and discovered a guide plate for (I think) reverse had come loose a securing pin 6m/m had come out (I found it) and replace it making reverse better but still hard to engage
On the Mariner engine does the gear selection rod turn of does it lift up and push down to select gears
This is the rod in the in outboard leg

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Old 18 March 2017, 21:27   #2
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i had problem with mine but was neutral, found out was gearbox selector, in drive,
drop the leg and see if ok from helm,
then check with grips at lower unit
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Old 19 March 2017, 11:42   #3
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Have not checked to see if cables are rusting or tight yet

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Do this.
If the cables are the same age as the engine, that's the most likely and easiest fixed.
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Old 19 March 2017, 12:03   #4
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AS Tango says most likely cause , it happen to me a few years back with Mariner 150 new cables not a problem to fit and problem solved.
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Old 12 April 2017, 00:05   #5
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Mine were stiff this spring as well after sitting all winter. Volvo Penta, very pricey to replace. I sprayed both ends of all of the shift cables, The Entire Gearbox and the throttle body with WD-40 Specialist Lube and shifting is smoother than new. Keep meaning to go back over the ends with marine grease but they are still very smooth so maybe i won't.

Quick cheap way for you to try if you wish.

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