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  • outdrive install problems.

    Have a alpha 1 outdrive and just reinstalled outdrive after the winter and having shifter problems. I can see the upper shifter rides on top of the lower shifter(where outdrive mates to gimbal unit) almost as if the lower shifter needs to be lifted and if i use my fingers in there the lower one can be lifted to sit in the upper one. Now my synch is probably off when I have to mate the two shifters together again. help please.

    another tangent, when installing the outdrive i used the trim switch to move pistons in/out to mate with drive, the down switch stopped functioning, no motor noise or anything yet the up switch and trailer functions still worked, I then manually exerted force downwards on pistons when attached to drive and the switch started working again , however it seems like the piston does not retract fully,
    tHANKS All.
    1988 Cobalt 22 B/R
    350 Mag Engine Ser #B964859
    Stern Drive Unit Ser #OC363861


  • #2
    Re: outdrive install problems.

    Originally posted by bones774 View Post
    I can see the upper shifter rides on top of the lower shifter(where outdrive mates to gimbal unit) almost as if the lower shifter needs to be lifted
    If you split the outdrive. That is a symptom of a missing washer under the intermediate shift shaft. If it is missing the bottom of the ss will drop down onto the lower ss bushing and be too low. Look around your work area for a stainless steel washer about 1" in diameter, it probably fell off if you turned the lower over when you worked on it.
    Terry
    87, 4WINNS H 190
    470/Alpha I

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    • #3
      Re: outdrive install problems.

      yes i did split and do remember that washer, know to find it. thanks
      1988 Cobalt 22 B/R
      350 Mag Engine Ser #B964859
      Stern Drive Unit Ser #OC363861

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      • #4
        Re: outdrive install problems.

        what stony said
        1985 Chris Craft Scorpion 210BR
        Merc 260 A367223
        Alpha I-MR A350934

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        • #5
          Re: outdrive install problems.

          anyone know the part number, my local counterperson is useless.

          How about the trim drive question?

          Thanks
          1988 Cobalt 22 B/R
          350 Mag Engine Ser #B964859
          Stern Drive Unit Ser #OC363861

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          • #6
            Re: outdrive install problems.

            Originally posted by bones774 View Post
            anyone know the part number
            #50 here: http://www.mercruiserparts.com/Show_...veshaft%29+-+R S stainless steel washer the size listed will do. Sorry can't help with the trim
            Terry
            87, 4WINNS H 190
            470/Alpha I

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            • #7
              Re: outdrive install problems.

              thanks
              1988 Cobalt 22 B/R
              350 Mag Engine Ser #B964859
              Stern Drive Unit Ser #OC363861

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