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    Default "I used to be an auto mechanic

    "I used to be an auto mechanic. A friend asked me to help out with his boat engine. This is a bit of a different animal, but I will check it out.

    The engine is an 01 Yamaha 80hp outboard. It suddenly stopped shifting to forward or reverse, but it will rev as if the button on the side of the throttle was pressed (but it was not.) Are there any known common problems? any troubleshooting advice is appreciated."

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    Default "Well I solved the problem and

    "Well I solved the problem and I thought I should post ... Everyone needs a good laugh occasionally. Anyways I spent about three hours last night educating myself on shift rods, cables and everything else I could think of. I got there today and immediately spotted the problem. The engine was UP!!! Apparently he did not know the tilt/trim works. Thankfully he did not damage the engine starting it in the UP position."

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