1994 was the last year for the Force style.
1995 and up used the Mercury parts.
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Either the tapping with the hammer or the change to a different penetrating fluid (from WD40) ... or a combo of both has done
Just keep a eye on it the first few times out. When you get back wait a day if possible and then bottom drain it to see if any water is getting in. Just
Easy way to test the neutral safety switch is to disconnect the wire to it. If it starts with the wire disconnected you know the switch is bad. The switch