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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11051
Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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Having trouble disconnecting from shift shaft JA: Sometimes

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Having trouble disconnecting from shift shaft
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Customer: Trying to drop lower unit
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello Mike. My name is***** get the make and model number of your engine please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2001 Johnson 200
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
There is a screw # ***** in the shift coupler # ***** you can access this screw on the port side of the motor. This coupler and screw will be just below the intake very bottom. The screw and coupler are circled in this diagram. You may have to move some wires to access the screw. Post back if you still have an issue.Thank you....Tan