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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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Mercruiser 5.7 ltr with Alpha outdrive. Working fine. Stop

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Mercruiser 5.7 ltr with Alpha outdrive. Working fine. Stop engine to swim. Engine runs but won't go into gear- either forward or backward. Can you give me any troubleshooting alternatives or diagnose the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

We first need to checks that all the cables are moving at the shift bracket on the engine. Here is a diagram of the shift bracket. Both cables must move when you operate the shift are both moving?

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