Mercruiser 3.0L Alpha won't go into gear.

6/16/14 @ 7:44 AM
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PimplySwede
PimplySwede
USER since 1/6/09
Hey guys, Need to tap your knowledge again to get an idea of what I might be spending. This spring I've had a problem developing with my motor where it won't go into forward gear right away. Reverse is 100% functional, and the engine runs great, but when I shift into forward I get a little grinding. Sometimes if I shift into reverse then forward it will go, sometimes if I shut the engine off and start again it will go. Once it's in, there are no problems maintaining speed, but if I put it back in neutral the problem recurs. One person suggested it could be the linkage, but that measures out correctly. What are the other possibilities? Thanks for your help.
Edited on 6/16/14 7:45 AM
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6/27/14 @ 5:41 AM
aqualung
aqualung
MEMBER since 4/9/05
Try looking at this. I would suspect the shift kill switch adjustment.

http://www.watercraftservices.com/mercruiser_gear_shift_problems.htm

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