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I have an 1988 force 85hp outboard. It stays in forward gear…

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I have an 1988 force...
I have an 1988 force 85hp outboard. It stays in forward gear no matter where you set the remote. even in neutral
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Marine Mechanic: Jason Forsberg, Marine Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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hello. so your saying that you can move the shift control and you can watch it move on the motor?
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yes
Marine Mechanic: Jason Forsberg, Marine Mechanic replied 8 years ago
Then the next step is to drain the gear oil and check for any metal bits or water or an abnormal amount of fillings. You may have a gearcase clutch problem.
Let me know what you find.
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