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    Shifting issues-gctid815005

    Hi I'm new on this forum and just have a couple questions. I just bought a 88 Capri with the 302ci omc cobra drive. When I bought it the drive was off and the previous owner told me he just had all the seals redone... checked all cables before install drive everything was good. Put drive on and now won't shift into any gear but locked in forward. Took the drive back off and everything works fine. Maybe mis alignment with the bellcrank took measurements and everything is good. So out drive back on and same thing. With drive off manually shifting drive perfect. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    #2
    If its anything like a Mercrusier, the shift MUST be in forward gear position when installing the drive. Anyone else have an idea?
    Captharv 2001 2452
    "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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      #3
      OMC you leave in NEUTRAL,

      ESA not functioning possibly...

      What is she idling at?

      Push the shift interrupt switch manually, see if she will stumble.
      Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
      Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
      93 3058 sold
      92 2855 (day boat)
      91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
      Longbranch WA
      Life is Good

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        #4
        She idles in neutral at about 6-700. I do set the drive in neutral and once it's on seems like it locks in forward and won't budge at all

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          #5
          With the drive off the shift control moves freely ?

          Give this a read ...

          http://www.hastings.org/%7Estuart/cobra/kw-shift.html
          Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

          1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

          Manalapan N.J

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