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erperez8
02-28-2009, 03:52 PM
My motor starts and runs good. As soon as I try to shift into reverse neutral or forward it cuts out I don't know why? I start it let it warm up in the warm up gear position then try to pop it in reverse and it dies. Does anyone know what it might be?

justintime
03-03-2009, 04:03 AM
you have a spark cut out
right on starboard side
sounds like it is bad

erperez8
03-09-2009, 08:17 PM
Spark cut out? Im not familiar with outboard engine terms im learning as I go so I need you to dumb it down for me. lol How do I fix this problem you speak of and how would I know that that is whats wrong? Thnx!

justintime
03-10-2009, 12:45 AM
"first
buy a shop manual, best $ spent

second
look at it in the manual

third
test it

fourth
fix it"

royal50
07-03-2009, 01:43 AM
I have the same problem with my Force 120 and I'm also new to boats. My first one in fact. Mine runs like a charm when I can get her to shift. But that doesn't always happen. Most of the times when I go from neutral to forward it starts making a weird rattle sound and then cuts out. Help please!

william_m
07-03-2009, 11:39 PM
Spark cut out???? in an outboard? well any way try and raise the idle speed and adjust the idle mixture.