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Mercury's can't be identified by serial number. Please give the model number ( horsepower ) and length ( S L XL ). So it will be possible to identify your motor and give an approximative weight.
AND, no balance in your neighbourhood??

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 15, 2017


Look first if you don't have too much free play in your remote control cable.
Then try to adjust the cable to have your neutral position more to the reverse position.
the setting is in the engine lower cover at port side
you'll have to move the slot open, retire a bit the cable and turn the plastic holder a bit forward.
If this still doesn't work, you'll have to check the clutch dog in the gearhouse...

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


urns out, though, the magic word in the search appears to be "six" beeps and then some things popped up.
A bit of info out there, but from what I can gather, it needs to go to the dealer for diagnostics.
Please let me know if there are any other ideas or thoughts with this particular engine.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 12, 2017


check for a reverse lock tab that holds the motor down when reversing
with tilt control that tab should be release when up is selected

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 05, 2017


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The Carburettors Need Servicing And float Levels Adjusted correctly

Mercury Mark 75... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


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The Washer Should Have A Tapered Seat Which Will Match The Tapper On The Proppeller Shaft That Is The correct Orientation.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


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If The Alarm Is continuous It Is Most Likely The Water Pump Impeller Needs Replacing Including Gaskets And Rubber Seal,
If It Is An Intermittent Alarm It Is Lube Oil Level .

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


Call any merc dealer and they will tell you you might need the model number also.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


You can leave the shift lever in forward gear as the system is sprung loaded so that if anything goes wrong at sea with the linkage there is always the option of getting home.
just be careful to ensure smooth relocation on the splined shaft into the linkage socket when reassembling. Before fully tightening the casing bolts on reassembly bring the remote back into the neutral position, then see if the prop spins freely without engaging any gears. If happy finally torque up the five casing bolts.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Oct 29, 2017


You should be able to find it online.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Oct 10, 2017


start with replacing the water pump impeller

Mercury Boating | Answered on Oct 07, 2017


Can you please double check the serial number. That does not come up as a valid number.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Oct 03, 2017


if ignition attached to a dashboard fuses in behind dash board. should be marked. if motor is tiller steering then the fuses are inline or tucked in housing. back track from problem.

Mercury Boating | Answered on Oct 02, 2017

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