Question about Boating
I have a 1990 mercury 115. Goes forward fine, but grinds in reverse. The prop turns, but only slowly even if you idle up.
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
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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