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    5.7L / Bravo 2 Shifting Problem-gctid818999

    I removed and replaced my engine due to a sheared starter bolt. Everything went smooth.

    I watched the shift cable go into the stern drive as it should and the control was in neutral the whole time.

    I tried to take a ride today and only have forward gear.

    Whether I push the control forward or back, I get increase in engine RPM and it stays in forward gear. There is no neutral.

    The "settings" on the cables were not altered (until this afternoon :whistle: ) and the nuts are not over tightened.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    1995 2452
    5/7L
    Bravo 2

    #2
    Sounds like your lower shift cable didn't actually make its way into the "jaws" of the drive like it needed to. This would cause the drive to be stuck in forward gear.
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      To verify you could disconnect the lower shift cable from the shift bracket on the manifold and pull the cable end forward/away from the drive, should be able to shift it to neutral and reverse if it's locked into the jaws properly.
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        So the shift lever still moves FWD NEUTRAL REVIEW? Or lever stuck in FWD.

        As you said if you can push the control forward or back,

        Shift linkage wasn't pulled out enough, jaw wasn't fully open to close the lower shift cable end ball most likely.
        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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          #5
          Rainy, so I can't work on it today.

          Thanks for the replies.

          I disconnected the cable from the manifold mount and pulled/pushed on it. There's no resistance, so I'm pretty sure the "ball" on the end didn't secure in the jaws.

          I'll do this again with the motor running, but I'm about positive that there's nothing connected to it.

          Besides pulling it out as far as possible, what else can I do when I inspect it this weekend?

          I pushed in and pulled out the jaws to make sure they were working before I reassembled and watched the "ball" on the end of the cable go into the open jaws.

          Of course, I couldn't really tell anything when the drive was very close to the transom mount, but the cable was in the jaws.
          1995 2452
          5/7L
          Bravo 2

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            #6
            No resistance, it probably didn't make its way into the jaws correctly. BTW, the Bravo doesn't like to be shifted without the engine running.
            Dave
            Edmonds, WA
            "THE FIX"
            '93 2556
            Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

            The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
            Misc. projects thread
            https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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              #7
              Shifter not in the stern drive. I pulled both out as far as I could and watched them until I couldn't see them anymore. Shifts fine!

              Thanks all.
              1995 2452
              5/7L
              Bravo 2

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