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I have a mericruiser 3 litter alpha one that will. Not go into…

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I have a mericruiser 3...
I have a mericruiser 3 litter alpha one that will. Not go into gear.when I push shifter engine cuts off
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** you to go to the shift bracket on the motor where the shift cable connect. Remove the cable that goes down to the drivenow slide the cable in and out does it slide easily?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Don't have tools to do it at lake. What do we need to check if it. Does?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Can you tell me things to do when I get. Home?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Chances are the cable is stiff which causes the interrupt switch to engage causing the stalling of the engine. All you need to disconnect the cable is a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin and a 7/16 wrench to remove the cable end. The repair is to replace the shift cable. This requires the removal of the drive and replacement of the cable. These cable do go bad. Now it is possible the cable has gotten water in it from a seal failure. But the only way to know which is the issue is to do the test I posted if cable is stiff remove the drive. It will be either corroded around shift components of the cable will be broken. Does this make sense?
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Yes I can help you through the process.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I think. Can I speak with you when I get home if I have questions?
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Absolutely. Just post back as you have been. I will be glad to help.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I'll be back k in touch. Thank you.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Your welcome.
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