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    Default 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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    Default 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

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    Default 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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    Default 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...
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    What vintage is it,..??
    Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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    Default Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

    Quote 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: How too replace shift cable on mercruiser sterndrive

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

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