Help with reverse on Mariner 30E

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by ar_confederate, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. ar_confederate

    ar_confederate New Member

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    I need some troubleshooting advice please. I was on the river and the motor was working fine. All at once, the reverse went out. If I was in Forward, it went forward, if I was in Neutral, it went forward and in Reverse, I went forward. I took the cover off and the linkage appears to be moving as I move the shifter. What would you suggest checking next and what would you suspect has happened? Thanks!
     
  2. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    First off, drain the lower unit oil and see what comes out.
     

  3. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    kansas
    i just had probs with my reverse not engaging.i thought it had to do with the lower unit ,but i took it in,they loosened up a nut,tightened the cable and it worked fine after that