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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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How do I disconnect shift rod on 35 hp mercury outboard

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How do I disconnect shift rod on 35 hp mercury outboard 84-86?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello Charles. My name is Tan.

The shift shaft # ***** is a spline fit it just slides together. There is nothing to disconnect. When you pull the lower unit off pay attention to the location of the reverse lock ramp #49 & 50. If it doesn't want to come apart the splines are rusted together and you will need to spray the connection with some penetrating oil.

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Thank you....Tan

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