Trouble Getting Boat into Gear


Old 06-05-10, 11:08 AM
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Trouble Getting Boat into Gear

I have a 2004 Larson with a Merc Cruiser 5.0 mpi that is having difficulties getting into gear. It revs fine but when I try to get it moving in a decent speed, it bangs and knocks like something is going to break. After trying this for about ten minutes, the boat works without any problems. Anyone have any clue what the problem is or how to fix it?
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Old 06-05-10, 03:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montgomery MN
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It could be a shift cable that has stretched or is just out of adjustment, or the shift switch.

I don't have a manual with me now and don't remember the adjustment procedure.

You might also want to pull the drain plug and check for metal on the magnet, some gray is normal but any silver shavings are bad.

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