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Have OMC Cobra 350 Chevy 5.7. Won't return to neutral from

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Have OMC Cobra 350 Chevy 5.7. Won't return to neutral from either Forward or reverse.
Have just renewed ESA moduals etc.
Any ideas please. I have to turn off the engines then it will go into neutral.
Regards Greg
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Noel Schembri replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will assist you. The problem you have is with the shift interrupt switch. On the engine where both cables meet, you have a switch the momentarily switches off the engine to help you go out of gear. Check that the switch is working by activating it manually with the engine on, if no then you need to check the wiring or the switch itself that changes polarity when activated.

If you require further assistance let me know.


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks Noel,
I might try bending the switch leaver a little, what doe you think?
Regards Greg

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