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Outboard want shift into forward

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Outboard motor runs and will go in reverse but want shift back into forward

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not see any kind of model information. Which outboard are you asking about specifically?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
my name is ***** ***** Yamaha hpdi 225
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

H​I Chuck. Is the boat on a trailer or in the water right now? Are you near the outboard now?

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

A​re you still here Chuck?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
On trailer
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

W​hen did this problem start? When did it last shift into forward correctly? Have you tried anything or looked at anything on your own yet? Are you near the outboard now?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Was running down lake and when I got off plane the boat shut down. When I started that boat back up it would not engage in forward. It would shift into reverse fine but when I shifted to neutral or back to forward it stayed in reverse.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

S​o does it feel like the shifter itself is broken? Are you able to pull the engine cover off, move the shifter handle back and forth, and see if the shift cable moves?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It’s moves, I did notice a small nut on one of the shift cable arms had backed off
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

I​f the shift cable does move. The next step would be to pop the shift cable off the outboard, then try to shift the linkage by hand, and see if you can get it into neutral or forward. Can you do that?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Not at this moment. I can when I get to the boat
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

W​hen would that be? Should I be waiting for you, or is it going to take you hours or days to get to the boat?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I should be around boat this afternoon around 4:30
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

O​kay just let me know when you are ready. Honestly, this would probably be better if you could be near the boat at the same time we are talking.

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