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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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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 litter alpha one that will. Not go into gear.when I push shifter engine cuts off
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
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?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Don't have tools to do it at lake. What do we need to check if it. Does?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you tell me things to do when I get. Home?
Expert:  Tan replied 2 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?
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Yes I can help you through the process.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think. Can I speak with you when I get home if I have questions?
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Absolutely. Just post back as you have been. I will be glad to help.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'll be back k in touch. Thank you.
Expert:  Tan replied 2 years ago.
Your welcome.

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