View Full Version : Clutch dog?? or linkage??

Paul 190WA
09-09-2019, 01:25 PM
1996 Mariner 115
Grinds shifting into forward or reverse, Doesn't want to catch until nearly 3/4 throttle.
After in gear, anything from idle to 3/4 throttle will buck and jerk.. clutch dog slipping... At WOT will hold gear no problem and run smooth can back it off to just under 3/4 before starts bucking again.

Does this sound more like linkage adjustment or is lower unit toast? I feel like wouldn't hold gear at WOT if clutch dog / forward gear was worn?
Will be draining lower unit and checking for shavings this week

09-09-2019, 02:06 PM
I'm thinking your prop hub is slipping. Scribe a mark on the inner hub and outer prop section, run it and see if the marks moved.


10-05-2019, 04:26 PM
There is every possibility that the throttle and shift cables are switched, the shift cable moves first then the throttle; which could explain it not catching until 3/4. When you are shifting do it quickly don't let them grind into gear.

10-05-2019, 11:49 PM
Maybe shift cable is out of adjustment