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1986 OMC #574sphrcok. When I shift into forward, everything

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1986 OMC #574sphrcok. When I shift into forward, everything works right. The cut out switch works as it should, but when I shift into reverse, the motor shuts off. Does it sound like the cut out switch, or the overstroke switch, both or the shift assist module?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Hello My name is***** will be helping you. This is typically cause by a stiff shift cable. Disconnect the shift cable from the shift bracket now move the shift cable by hand is is stiff especially going to reverse? This can be caused by the bell crank in the bell housing getting corroded with water. Many times just pulling the drive and cleaning the bell crank fixes the issuer.