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If you can, get me the serial number off the motor. The picture below will show you where to find this number. I just want to make sure I'm looking at the correct shift linkage for your motor.
the serial is og683782
motor is 25 eh
The shift linkage disconnect point will be towards the front of the powerhead, below and just behind the carburetor. There is a small clip, number 6 in the picture below. Just unclip it and pull back on it to disengage it from the shift shaft. You may need to move the shifter to see and access the clip.
There are a couple of things you have to watch out for on this engine. The shift shaft has a washer on it, number 30 in the first picture below. Don't lose it as it is used so the shift shaft can engage and move the reverse lock linkage rod, number 1 in the second picture below. When putting the gearcase back on make sure the washer is in place and that the shift rod goes through the loop in the linkage rod. Just let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
do i have to remove the carb to access this clip?
i do have the breakdown on the screen now
thanks will try to do this job tomorrow will let you know if i need more help on this
Not a problem, I'll be around so if you run into any problems or have more questions just come back to this question. Add the question page to your favorites or keep one of the emails with the link. This way you can get back if needed and won't have to make another deposit.