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  • Omc shift issues

    So, was out last weekend and hit bottom with the outdrive did a number on it, destroyed the prop. Bent prop rod. And I'm sure some gears are not right haven't taken it apart as the housing cracked.

    Anyway found a used drive off a boat that I could
    Tell was very well cared for drive looks amazing. I can lift the shift fork by hand and feel it lock in both forward and reverse gear. My issue is when I mate it to the boat it'll go into reverse but not forward gear. Checked the shift rod height and it's set. Could it be my shift cable? Just seems odd since it worked flawless with the other drive before I hit bottom. And even after I still had forward and reverse gear to limp back to the trailer with. I cleaned around the bell crank and Lubed it all up and it's smooth pulling the cable by hand. Any ideas would be great I'm getting a bit flustered as to what may be wrong.

  • #2
    welcome aboard

    since OMC had dozens of outdrive designs over its life before the company went defunct in 2000, we have no clue what you are working on.

    my Carnac the magnificent hat is at the cleaners and my crystal ball was used in a bowling tournament and now longer reveals secrets
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    • #3
      Ha that might help, it's from a 1990 sunbird Corsica198 4.3l that's the drive I busted the Lower up on. Outdrive has a model number of 985685 the drive I put on and am having issues with is 985269 shouldn't these seemingly be the same drive? Or am I missing something here

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      • #4
        if they were the same drive they would have the same number. year, gear ratio, etc all make up the model number.

        i am currently elbow deep in a valve spring change. will look a bit later

        in the mean time, maybe another iboater will chime in on the difference
        Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

        1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

        Past Boats
        1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
        2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
        1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

        What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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        • #5
          Ok well here is where I'm at, I'm going to swap lower rods in the units as the one that was in the one I'm trying to put on the boat just didn't feel right, as if maybe it was bent so in the process of pulling the lowers off and changing that out. Still want to check the adjustment of the cable on the boat, it moves freely so it's not binding anywhere. I've looked at the links on here about adjusting the cable and seems pretty straight forward some thing I had to re read but otherwise i think I can get it done. Unless someone is in pa and wants to come help lol.

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          • #6
            You need the two OMC tools to adjust the lower shift cable. Without those two tools you can not adjust the cable properly. You can find them on ebay and Amazon
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            • #7
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              I am aware of this but thanks for the reply

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