trouble shifting into forward

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by logandorn96, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. logandorn96

    logandorn96 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Okay when i try to shift into forward on the binnacle the motor just revs into and then all of a sudden slams into forward and speeds off. Its not that big of a problem but it bothers me.

    I have a 1992 johnson 40hp if that helps any?

    ANy suggestions?
     
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Bad/improperly adjusted shift/throttle cables.
     

  3. logandorn96

    logandorn96 I Love microskiff.com!

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    so adjust the cables?
     
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Check if they r bad first. Unclip them from where they hook up under the hood on the motor, then shift the control box to forward-neutral-reverse. If it is smooth, the cables r good if still hard, u need new cables
     
  5. Tom_C

    Tom_C Well-Known Member

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    It will become a problem, you will end up having to replace the Cluch Dog and Fwr Gear in your lower unit.

    I agreed with Bad/improperly adjusted shift/throttle cables. Your unit is shifting into gear to late.