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I am trying to remove the lower unit to replace the impeller

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I am trying to remove the lower unit to replace the impeller assy. on a 6 hp tohatsu outboard. It is a 2009 mfs 456 mod. 6bs. The shift lever shaft will not come down with the lower unit. How do I get it to come with the lower unit?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Charles replied 6 months ago.

To gain access to the shift connector, you need to remove part 7 in the diagram. It is a rubber plug that with it out, you can see the clamp that is holding the two shift shafts together.

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