View Full Version : Merc 165 Shifting Problem

Mark Treynor
04-19-2006, 04:06 PM
"I have an older (1981 I think) Merc 165 that I am having a problem getting into gear (forward). Reverse works fine, but it grinds going into forward. Anybody with any suggestions off of the top of thier heads?

04-22-2006, 09:05 PM
"off of the top of my head mark i would say try adjusting the linkage, i had the same symptoms with mine where it would grind a little unless i shifted a little past idle, a few adjustments and got it working fine. good luck