So I have asked this 500 times on my bellows post but no one seems to be able to answer?

rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
ok, So I'm back to where I was the other day. This time I have a picture. I have pulled my stand away from the out drive as I thought perhaps that was causing the assembly not to move forward....I have the out drive on the studs, I put the out drive in gear forward ( I understand that with the drive off and still this far apart perhaps it is not going into gear?). I'm still able to turn the prop shaft by hand,...so, does this mean I'm really not it gear or does this mean I still don't have the drive shaft in the coupler?? I've giggled, I've kicked, It ain't going on and seems to be hitting something the way it feels.

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  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Drive is on. It's pouring and will for the next few days....
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
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    The drive is on!
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I ended up taking the cable off the motor, forgot to hook it back up..hopefully it went into the drive ok...

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  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
    And I turn the pro shaft while pushing the out drive should I not easily feel the shaft align with the coupler if its not there already??? Back to be really frustrated!
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,788Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Your shift cable is not correct with the shif foot.  Pull back off pull the shift foot out   Attach cable to foot, then slide on 
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,026Member ✭✭✭
    X2 on what al said that shift foot should be out an inch for the cable to set in. Put the alignment tool in and slap your hand back and fourth side to side, makes that gimbel straight.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
    What alignment tool @reneechris14 ? What ever you call the part that the cable goes it, it is working with the shifter- also, if you put it on while in gear, its shoved way into the foot? I'm sure what you all are saying is correct but confusing me!
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,291Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Go back to the YouTube video
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
    I've watched a couple of goods ones a hundred times! So close, and yet so fat...very little mention of the shift cable...has to be the issue some how...
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,788Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok.   When you took the photo. Was the end of the shift cable attached to the shift linkage foot at the outdrive?  What postition was the cable attached at the motor end?   In normal installes the on a Bravo drive the last 1.5" is where you slip the cable end into the shift linkage foot/arm. Then it simply slides on and then automatically shifts into neutral.   Get the cable end into the shift foot with the arm slid over the end of the cable.  Then shove the drive on.       Did you verify the alignment bar went completely in and bottomed out aligning the gimble bearing and coupler?  This should slide easily with very little effort back and forth.  Are your splines greased? 
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ok, so the sift linkage was in the same position from when it came off, just a little bit out of the drive...so when I slid the drive on, it seemed to feed into the linkage ok, them I pushed the shifter forward to put in gear which shoved the linkage into the drive. I greased the entire length of the drive shaft. It is connected at the engine but I don't think adjusted- I saw on you tube tat with the cable pushed in, should be 6" from the barrel to where it mounts which puts the barrel t the far end of where it can adjust. I'm not sure I understand the question of the cable position attached at the motor end..
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,674Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 27
    Thanks Al! I really want to get this..should it be in reverse so the linkage is out and then pushes into neutral?
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,026Member ✭✭✭
    Ras never moved my shifter always left in neutral. I used a plastic tool to set the shift cable up on top of the motor.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
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