Lower unit help.

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by bnt55, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

    Northern KY
    I am replacing the seals in my 1987 70 hp Mercury outboard (OB207366) and when I put everything back together, the shift rod clicks loudly when going into gear. WHen I drop the lower unit it shifts fine, I know I messed with the position of the shift cam that the needle bearing rides on, but I dont know what position is F-N-R on the shift cam. Can someone please help, I have missed 2 days of fishing for this little repair!:angry:

    Here is the schematic for my lower unit look at part # 15

    http://www.boats.net/parts/search/M...B240450/GEAR HOUSING (DRIVE SHAFT)/parts.html
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

    Looking at the unit from the front of the prop the cam should twist CC all the way to neutral. I do believe.