Johnson 6hp wont shift

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by swampeast, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. swampeast

    swampeast New Member

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    Hey guys I'm new to this site but really love it but my question is I got a Johnson six horse I use on a lil boat when out river gets down LOW and when you shift it the prop won't spin so took the bottom of the lower unit and the shift fork wont stay on that bearing looking spacer? but when I put it on it will shift fine until you start it then it kicks it off again Any Ideas?
     
  2. swampeast

    swampeast New Member

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    Any ideas?
     

  3. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Most of the fork like piece have an adjustment on the shifting rod.It might have backed off a little ,and this will cause it to not have enough bite on the bottom end.Try that and if it does work then mark the spot pull it off and put some teflon or lock tite on it so it won't back off again and leave you stranded.
     
  4. swampeast

    swampeast New Member

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    thanks I'll try it