Question about Boating

1 Answer

79 charger boat goes in reverse but not forward

Ive adjusted the cables but cant get it to go forward

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,470 Answers

Try disconnecting the throttle cable and then operate the shift lever. You either have the two cables reversed or the gas side is too far one way and it is throwing you out of range for the shift.
The cables come to a fulcrum point in the shifter box. If one of the ends on the motor side is too far in one direction, the other cable can not travel. Even after disconnecting from the carb you may have to screw the connector to allow more travel in the gas cable so the shift works.
Good Luck

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there no reverse, goes forward but won't go in reverse


Outboard won't go into reverse ?? - General Discussion Forum ' In ...

www.in-depthoutdoors.com > ... > General Discussion Forum

Aug 9, 2006 - 8 posts - ‎7 authors
There's 2 cables that go into my outboard. ... It would have forward just fine but it would not shift into reverse. Assuming it's a wheel boat does the throttle handle go intoreverse but reverse doesnt work or does it not even ... Here are instructions to recover your old idofishing.com or idohunting.com account:.

Boat won't go in reverse - Lake-Link.com

www.lake-link.com/forums/boats-motors/.../Boat-wont-go-in-reverse

Sep 23, 2013 - 4 posts - ‎3 authors
Fishing Boards - Boats & Motors: Boat won't go in reverse. ... Forward seems to be working OK, but reverse just won't engage. ... I'm not sure if this is something at the throttle control end or something wrong at the motor. Any thoughts ... Looks like there'sa piece missing that's supposed to hold that in place.

Help! Will go in Reverse but not Forward gear! - The Hull Truth ...

www.thehulltruth.com/boating.../526873-help-will-go-reverse-but-not-f...

Jul 30, 2013 - 8 posts - ‎5 authors
Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, ... and it was notengaging fully into forward gear, but into reverse just fine. ... I'm a little dumbfounded as to why it will lock the prop when it's not running, but won't go into forward gear when it is ... While your there, change out the bellows. Mercury 125 won't go into reverse - The Hull Truth ...
15 posts
Mar 17, 2014
Mercury 25 Horse Won't Shift into Reverse
12 posts
Apr 5, 2009
90hp Yamha won't go in reverse & more - The Hull ...
12 posts
Oct 4, 2007
Boat wont go forward or reverse - The Hull Truth ...
20 posts
Jun 6, 2006
More results from www.thehulltruth.com

Dec 16, 2015 | Boating

1 Answer

Search Fixya...shift rod adjustment 87 200hrs evenrude


WHEN YOU REINSTALLED, AND REBOLTED THE SHIFT ROD...DID YOU PULL UP ON THE ROD TO MAKE SURE IT WAS EITHER IN
1.NEUTRAL
2.FORWARD
3.REVERSE
AS WHEN IT WAS DISASSEMBLED?

Jul 04, 2013 | Boating

1 Answer

I need to find out how to adjust my shifting linkage for a 1988 mercury mariner 60 hp. i don't have a diagram


Its not too bad to adjust, just takes patience and an assistant would be nice. You want to center the linkage in neutral so the throttle does not move immediately when you shift.

This can be adjusted with the motor off. You need to try it first by putting the Handshift in neutral and spinning the prop by hand. The prop should spin without locking into gear or making a "ticking noise" with the gears partially meshing. If there is a "ticking noise" you need to disconnect the shift cable; adjust it until the noise is gone. Then reattach it.

Now have your assistant move the Hand Throttle slightly forward, the gears should make a "ticking sound" before the throttle cable moves, and the gears should lock into forward before the throttle cable moves. If the Throttle cable moves too soon, you want to disconnect the Throttle cable and turn the knurled fitting to return the Throttle cable to a closed position. Easy does it with these adjustments.

If you go too far while adjusting the Forward gear it can show up on Reverse. But remember, you do not need much Throttle in the Reverse gear. Reverse is only for manuvering at slow speeds. You want low RPM for Trolling in Forward so you want a little slack in the Throttle in Forward gear.

Jul 17, 2010 | Boating

1 Answer

1987 200hp evinrude will not go in reverse grinds but won't engage all the way. goes into forward and neutral just like its supposed to. seems that cables and linkage are moving like they should.


The gear change control cable has stretched and needs adjusting.Remove the engine cowling and with the motor NOT running,get someone to work the hand throttle/gear lever.Whilst they are doing this,you watch what happens at the engine.2 cables.One is for throttle and the other for gear change.Look at the direction the gear cables move when changing from fwd to rev.The next step is to run the motor and use the lever.Like you are flushing the engine.BUT!!!!!Be up in the boat.The prop will be in drive and can cut your legs off.Have all people well clear.With your helper using the gear change,get them to put the engine in reverse while you watch the cables.As it starts to grind you should manually help the cable by pushing the lever on the side of the motor with your hand.It should drop into gear cleanly.Do this a few times so you get familiar with the movements.A close look and you will see how to adjust the cable just where it is bolted to the side of the engine.It will have a plate or clip to undo and you then spin the locater along the threaded part of the cable.Hope this helps

Mar 26, 2010 | Boating

1 Answer

Hi I have a 95 75H.P mercury motor that makes a noise almost like the gears are skipping when i put it into reverse. Now forward works awesome. when in reverse at low speed the reverse seems to work a...


The reverse cable needs adjusted on the motor. What happens is that when you pull towards reverse, the cable doesn't move the shifter lever until the end of adjustment. This causes it to only partially engage. Hope this helps...

Mar 26, 2010 | Boating

1 Answer

When going forward the tines are going in reverse


I've never seen one of these so excuse my ignorance. Is it possible that the cable to change from forward to reverse is out of adjustment? Can you go to where the cable attaches to the shifting mechanism, detach it and manually try to change from reverse to forward? Hope this helps. Good luck!

Mar 13, 2010 | Troy Bilt Pony 6.5 Hp Rear Tine Tiller

1 Answer

Mercury 115 problems


This could me that reverse gear is not fully engaged.Adjustment on the cables is needed.Take the cowlings off.With the motor not running,move the throttle/gear selector into forward and reverse.You will see where the cables move in the engine area.Note which way the cable moves the selector when reverse is selected.Do this next bit from inside the boat.Hook up the flusher to the motor and start it.Select reverse.When you hear the grinding,push the selector by hand in the direction of travel.It should engage the gear fully.You will see the adjustment threads on the control cables.Move to suit.Hope this helps

Jul 28, 2009 | Boating

1 Answer

I have a 1984 90 horse Mercury outboard motor and for some reason, the cable pushes it in forward and pulls it in reverse but if you adjust it, you run out of cable and the adjustment falls off. If I...


If there is a difference in end play see if there is more play in the throttle cable than in the shift cable. It may be switched in either the motor end or the shifter box. Or a gear inside the shifter (less likely) is reversed. The only other idea I have is if that does not work to test the location of the shifter and let it hang down freely. The cables are grouped in sizes like 15 to 17ft, 17 to 19ft, and so on for a reason.

Jun 07, 2009 | Boating

Not finding what you are looking for?
Boating Logo

Related Topics:

104 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Boating Experts

Steve
Steve

Level 3 Expert

693 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

41454 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

14580 Answers

Are you a Boating Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...