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How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

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  • How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

    I have a 4 cylinder engine with a 4.0 sterndrive. The shift cable is stuck and need to replace. Where do I start? Do I need to remove the bellows before I remove the sterndrive?


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    Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

    get the oem manual for your drive, either #6 or #14 depending on what you have

    follow the instructions outlined there
    Sometimes when people try to save a penny, they end up spending a dollar

    It is best to fully understand how to properly operate, inspect, troubleshoot and repair your equipment

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      Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

      How do a check to see what sterndrive I have? I'm new to boating...

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        Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

        How do a check to see what sterndrive I have? I'm new to boating...
        Ayuh,... By telling Us what you've really got... There's No such thing as a 4.0l...
        And,..
        What vintage is it,..??
        Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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          Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

          Originally posted by snunez View Post
          I have a 4 cylinder engine with a 4.0 sterndrive. The shift cable is stuck and need to replace. Where do I start? Do I need to remove the bellows before I remove the sterndrive?
          Pull the drive first.....
          Disclaimer!: In my inexpert opinion......

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            Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

            I was able to break away the Sterndrive last night. My Sterndrive has a 4 decal and ref 2.5 liter. How do I confirm what type of Sterndrive I have.

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            • #7
              Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

              Originally posted by snunez View Post
              How do I confirm what type of Sterndrive I have.
              Post a picture and post serial # of the drive and engine are helpful.
              Year
              Make
              Model

              Just need to post detailed info so the experts can help.

              Manual 14 Alpha One Gen 2 Click Here
              1994 19' Chaparral 1930SST Bowrider 5.7L 4bbl Rochester

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