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Could you please post the serial number of the engine?
A pic of that plastic level would tell me where it belongs, that may be the fastest way to correct your shifting.
You can post the pics here. It is part of the question.
Got it thanks.
Is yours electric start tiller or remote throttle, and qhere is the shift, in the handle or on the side? I will send a diagram and we can try to id that rod.
How is the engine steered and where is the shift control?
Ok, that is the lock for the cables. it should have a piece that stick from the bottom if it that would lock into the mount. Is it all there?
I doubt it, it the barrel of the cable is still firmly in the mount, it is ok. jCan you have a helper shift into rev, while you turn the prop by hand and watch the shift components? Engine off of course.
Ok, do you see the linkage move on the engine when going into rev?
Ok, do you know how to check the gear oil. I need to know if there any any metal or water in it.
Of, you are going to need to drop the lower unit to see if you can make it shift by hand. This will let us know where to focus our attention.
Sure of what?
Yes the 4 bolt and the shift shaft.
To undo the shift, you need to take off the starter then remove the clip that is holding the shift in place.
part 32 is the clip.
could you feel it click when it went down?
The service manual is over $50 for this engine. I may be able to locate a free version online.
Yes I think something in the shift has broken, it could be something simply or not. Thing is that you would need a special tool to open the case and find out. Here is the manual.