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    Default 18hp xd 1985 mercury Gear switch selector

    would like to know if im right here i have the motor and it will go in reverse but will not go in to foward! also trying to find some pics on what it is suppose to look like

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    Default Re: 18hp xd 1985 mercury Gear switch selector

    A little engine history would help. Usually someone has removed the lower unit to do servicing, like replace the impeller in the water pump, and upon reassembly didn't get the lower unit shift lever lined up in the proper gear with the shift lever and hence had that exact problem.

    If you are new to boating or have a new boat, a knowledgeable friend could show you how to operate your boat and save you a lot of grief, maybe some money, and maybe your life.

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