Mercury 40hp Detent Spring?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Bluwave, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Bluwave

    Bluwave Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a used motor (2004 Mercury 40hp 2-stroke) and noticed a broke rusted plate under the oil reservoir which I believe the is a detent spring, backing spring, and plate spring...

    Does anyone know what this does or how to repair?

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  2. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    The parts are very cheap and easy to replace http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Merc2/Mercury/40%20%283%20CYL.%29/0G590000%20THRU%200G760299/BOTTOM%20COWL/parts.html
     

  3. Bluwave

    Bluwave Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the parts I'm just curious to their importance.
     
  4. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm guessing it's the detent for the forward, neutral, reverse.