Mercruicer remote

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by mikealston2428, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Hi guys,
    I have a mercruicer MC1 leg with a mercury remote.
    The drive gear in the remote broke I replaced the part and adjusted the cables but it broke in the sme place on the replacement one.
    I think the gear cable may be worn and need to be replaced??
    Any ideas if I'm on the correct track
  2. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    are you saying you have electric shift?
    you should easily be able to shift it by pushing pulling the cable, get someone to turn the prop so it allows the dog to engage.
    If not drive off and check the vertical shift shaft that runs through the exhaust.
    If its a Ford check the cable hasnt been melted on the exhaust housing inside the boat
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