I have a 25R75B 25hp johnson 1975. This engine purrs like a champ. I clean the carb once a year. I have recently had a problem with the outboard staying in gear. It jumps out of gear when I rev up the engine and then just spins. Question: Should the shifter jump back into neutral? reason: my shifter looks like it is still in gear but yet its out. I do have linkage to a front stick stearing. Could this be a linkage problem? Or do you think it could be the clutch dog. I did take the lower unit apart last week to reseal it but this was happening befor the reseal. I was hoping the reseal would fix the issue? Another question.. If I take the clutch dog out, will the balls in the spring pop out?