1984 lower unit out

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  1. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    will not go into reverse what do you think is wrong an what can i do with it

    1984 johnson 115
    model number j115tecte

    if the lower unit is out iv got a i think its a 74 125 johnson will the lower unit fit off this one on the 115 model number is 125esl71c
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I see Bubba down there, he'll give you the real scoop, but I know the LU off of a '75 wouldn't work with my '80 75hp. Different shift rod.
     

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I'm certainly no mechanic but are you sure the linkage hasn't backed off? Just an idea
     
  4. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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    the first thing that was going on with it was when i put it in reverse it would just set there an click an i tryed to adjust it with the cable just went about half a turn with it seemed to help it go in an about half way throw the night it just stoped going into gear reverse
     
  5. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    I fought the same problem with my 140 and the cluth dog and forward and reverse gears were bad. Probably a ball park of 400.00 to 500.00 in parts to repair that. Mine was a 77 model and the gears were not available any more. They still have the gears for yours.

    The 125 johnson is a 71 and if memory serves me right, it will not work on your 84. I think its 79 and above.
     
  6. billcatfish

    billcatfish New Member

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