Need help with 40hp Merc Outboard

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by turnerchop5, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. turnerchop5

    turnerchop5 Member

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    New to the Brother hood. Recently bought a 94 deep v tracker. Water pump impeller needed some replaced, did that. Motor fires up fine and idles great. Now it won't go into gear. Any help would be nice. 40 Merc Outboard. Thanks
     
  2. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    You are going to have to pull the lower unit back off and set the shifter in neutral up on the motor and on the ramp where the shift rod goes into the lower unit.
     

  3. turnerchop5

    turnerchop5 Member

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    Well got that problem squared away. Thanks for the tip. Shift rods splines weren't lined up correct. So took it out today, and started fine, went into gear fine. Just started to bogg down. Idle speed its fine. Just wont go, when fully accelerated. It does have old gas. Any tip would be great. Thanks
     
  4. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Remove the old gas and put some new in and run a good bit of seafoam through it.