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My name is***** just replace my trim switch on a quicksilver

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hi my name is***** just replace my trim switch on a quicksilver 3000 classic put it back together and now it won't shift forward or reverse please help.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
Hello Ron. My name is***** you put the handle back on in the same position you removed it from?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I did
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
Does the throttle only button push in and pop back out? Did you disconnect any of the cable from the engine? Are you testing with engine running?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
button pops back out, just replaced trim switch I didn't touch anything else.
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
Ok go to the back of the boat and shift the control do you see the bottom cable moving on the shift bracket?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
control handle will not move forward or into reverse its stuck
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
Are you trying to shift without engine running?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i was able to do so before i installed the switch
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
The way the gears shift in the drive is a metal clutch engages a metal gear. Both have kugs that they lock into. If the engine isn't running the lugs can't match up to go in gear. The drive has to have the gears spinning for it to shift correctly. Do this if the boat is out of the water have a friend spin the prop while you shift the control. Does it shift now?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its the control handle that wont move,
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can i call you
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
The phone call is extra we are not allowed calls from customers but I can call you.Disconnect the control cables at the engine see if the control will function correctly. It is possible the control is jammed.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thanks for the offer for phone call,but I already paid 29.00 for your answer.
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.
You paid the company I haven't received anything I don't get paid till you positively rate my service. Did you get my last post about disconnecting the cables at the engine?

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