View Full Version : 1989 Force 50hp Runs But wont shift HELP

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?

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

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!

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

look at it in the manual

test it

fix it"

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!

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.