1969 20HP Johnson runs but will not shift into gear

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Posted by louis ( on October 03, 2004 at 08:33:33:

I have a 1969 Johnson HP that runs great, but will not shift into gear.

I was fishing on a lake and running the motor. Everything worked fine until I stopped to fish and re-started the motor. I engaged the side lever into the neutral position and started the motor.

Although the motor started up and ran, when I shifted the lever from neutral to forward, the gears would not shift.

The gear lever will move from the reverse to neutral to forward position, but apparently it will not engage the propeller. I opened up the case and the lever arm is still intact as well as the spring the arm is attached to.

If anyone has some advice, I would appreciate it.

THank You.

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