Water pump help...

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by m.latorre555, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. m.latorre555

    m.latorre555 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I changed my water pump yesterday and now the gears won't engage. Any ideas?
     
  2. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician


  3. m.latorre555

    m.latorre555 I Love microskiff.com!

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    My bad. 08 Yamaha 25 2 stroke.
     
  4. tliner

    tliner I Love microskiff.com!

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    check shift linkage, its alignment, and completely connected

    it runs all the way to the foot of the motor, somewhere it may be disconnected or misaligned
     
  5. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    It is the shift linkage. I had the same motor. There is a nut on the linkage cable and you have to tighten it to align it correctly. Its been a while since I worked on one but I recall leaving it in reverse when putting it back together.
     
  6. dingdangdoo

    dingdangdoo I LOVE FISHING

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    casacola, did you get your 50HP tiller fix?
     
  7. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    Yes, bored over and gained a few hp too.