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moterboat



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: reverse not working Reply with quote

have a 1979 rude 140, does not want to go into reverse,adjusted cable and works ok on trailer,but in water it justs clatters and will not go in,I heard that the shift rod has to be measured for adjustment of the shift rod,is this correct?and is there anything I can try other than tearing apart the gear case for inspection Question
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MikeW
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: reverse not working Reply with quote

Hello moterboat, there is very little adjustment on the shift rod. Unless the gearcase has been removed and disassembled, that adjustment should not change. Try manually shifting the gearcase with the cable disconnected. If it stays in gear, I would change the cable. If not, you may need to take a look at the clutch dog in the gearcase.
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moterboat



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.. I'll try that.. let you know how it turns out..
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