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Have a 1975 65 hp outboard. I am having trouble engaging…

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Have a 1975 65...

Have a 1975 65 hp outboard. I am having trouble engaging rev. Have noticed that the cable linkage at the motor is already at its end of adjustment . Cable is extended to full rev position.

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My question is do I actually have a worn rev gear or dog or can the problem be corrected by realigning the spline in the shifting shaft?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?

No problem with forward gear at all.

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When you move the control lever, which cable moves first, the throttle or the shift?

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

Thanks.

Do you know when the last time the cables where replaced?

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