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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 89 150 yamaha. motor has been running fine for the

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I have a 89 150 yamaha. motor has been running fine for the most part.Lately i have notice that when putting shifter in forward gear the engagement grinds a little before engaging. couple a days ago i went out on the water . After i backed up and attempted to go forward the throttle just grinded and wound'nt go in gear. After trying several times i gave up and had to dive the boat back to dock backwards. Is This an out of adjustment issue?
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Customer: yes, i took the cowl off thinking i can adjust the linkage but it seems as though i got it so that it won't get in either gear
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 month ago.

Hello, I'm Tan. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and will reply momentarily.

Expert:  Tan replied 1 month ago.

The best way to find out if this is a cable adjustment is to disconnect the shift cable and manually shift the engine in to gear. Does it still grind?