Hello all, new to this forum. I have a early to mid 80's 15 hp Johnson, lucky me.
The issue is that the gears on the handle will slip to another cogg. I am seeing a lot of movement of the gears when a twisting force is applied. I have already replaced the upper gear. Is there a rebuld kit for this issue? Or are there bushing to solve this problem.
Going from wide open throttle to idle the motor/linkage isnt returning completly to idle. So I cannot shift, or throttle down to a acceptable speed. Any thoughts. Please be patient, I'm not a outboard geniuss. Or speller either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by Polandski; October 18th, 2008 at 03:52 PM.
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On many 15HP models through most of 1986, you have to be careful not to turn the handle when it is lifted up because the gears are not engaged. See LeeRoy Wisner's article which describes how to realign. Edit: Scroll to item 9 here: