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    Navarre, FL, USA

    Default 1982 Yamaha 55hp C55ELRQ no Reverse with exceptions.

    I have a 1982 Yahama engine model number C55ELRQ, Ser. no. 663L325708. The last time I used it it would go into reverse but I have never been able to apply much acceleration without it grinding. If I just put it in reverse and let it idle back it will do fine. Now I cannot get it to go into reverse on the water at all. It just wants to grind or make noise. However when it is out of the water and I'm flushing it out, I can put it in reverse and it works just fine, no grinding or noise it just snaps right in. Is this an adjustment problem if so can I do it under the cowl or do I have to go into the foot. I can sure use some help with this. It's bad being on the water without a reverse gear, especially when docking your boat. Thank you and have a great day.

    Last edited by jp_banks; 04-06-2016 at 08:25 PM. Reason: bad ser no.

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