Reverse stop working in 60hp merc outboard

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Old 09-15-09, 07:19 AM
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Post Reverse stop working in 60hp merc outboard

We were out in the bay this past weekend and was slowly backing in reverse. We hit a rock and now the reverse is not working. We have a 60hp mercury outboard. We still have forward. Do you know what this may be and how to fix it?
 
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Old 09-16-09, 11:24 AM
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is the linkage still moving the shift lever all the way back?
if it is, are there any noises in the reverse position?
 
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Old 09-16-09, 11:51 AM
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The linkage seems to work fine and still will go in reverse with no noise. The prop doesn't spin but it revs up when you give it gas.
 
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Old 09-17-09, 09:56 PM
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Remove the drain plug from the lower unit and let a couple drips come out. If it is grey or metalic looking you have gear problems.
 
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Old 09-17-09, 10:31 PM
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We will try that..thank you very much!
 
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