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We have a Cutwater 30 and this message (s) came up today…

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We have a Cutwater...

We have a Cutwater 30 and this message (s) came up today which incapcitated our boat.

Mechanic's Assistant: Sometimes boat issues seem like they'll be really complicated, but end up being easy to fix. The Marine Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so the Marine Mechanic can help you best.

"Gear automatically set to Neutral" " slip function not available" and then a warning "Gear shift not available"

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Marine Mechanic should know?

First we lost forward gears then minutes later rear gears

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 1 year ago
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Hi, does your Cutwater have the Volvo D6 engine package?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
435 HP
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 1 year ago

The engine cannot see your control head. It is a very common problem on the Volvo D6 unfortunately. It is easy to replace, but the part is fairly expensive, there are no internally serviceable parts.

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Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 1 year ago

Yes, that is the slip function. But most times when you get a gear shift not available it is because of a bad signal from the unit.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Turned out to be wire corroded off on the forward gear actuator switch side of the transfer case.
Marine Mechanic: Boat Doc, Boat Enthusiast replied 1 year ago

Glad you got it solved. Thanks for the info.

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