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1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

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  • 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

    1977 johnson 140 have all bolts out lowered one inch. can't find where the connection is for shaft. help.

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    Re: 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

    Hi, The shift linkage on that motor is located under the bottom carburetor. There is a two piece arm that goes in under the carb and is attached to the linkage. Follow the linkage from where the cable attachs. the two piece arm has a bolt in the center, where it pivots, loosen that bolt and the two arms can be spread apart to release the top of the shift shaft.

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      Re: 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

      thanks iceman needed that info.

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        Re: 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

        Originally posted by ICEMAN View Post
        Hi, The shift linkage on that motor is located under the bottom carburetor. There is a two piece arm that goes in under the carb and is attached to the linkage. Follow the linkage from where the cable attachs. the two piece arm has a bolt in the center, where it pivots, loosen that bolt and the two arms can be spread apart to release the top of the shift shaft.
        Hi, I have a 1977 johnson 115hp, this answer helps me too, thank you.
        dangerdan165

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        • #5
          Re: 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

          Yep, this pretty much applies to all the big motors with Mechanical shift with Hydraulic assist.
          Admiral Zephyr

          1941 Johnson HD-20 (in restoration)
          1947 Sea King 5hp
          1948 Evinrude Sportsman
          1951 Evinrude Fastwin
          1955 Johnson CD-12
          1955 Johnson RD-17
          1955 Evinrude Big Twin
          1956 Johnson RD-18
          1957 Evinrude Big Twin
          1958 Evinrude Fisherman
          1958 Johnson FDE-12
          1959 Johnson RDSL-21B
          1974 Tanaka 1hp (screamin' drink mixer )

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            Re: 1977 johnson 140 lower unit removal.

            make sure you dont lose the nylon bushing in the shift rod top fitting or it will never shift properly again.
            that bushing MUST be in place when reassembled.
            no tech questions by PM, they wont get answered.
            you have to be trusted by the people that you lie to .

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