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1989 3807 Starts in gear - No neutral.

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1989 3807 Starts in gear - No neutral.

Postby justtls » January 12th, 2015, 1:50 pm

Greetings, Just purchased 1989 3807 with the 454 Mercruisers and Borg Warner drives. When I put the Transmission levers in the Neutral Position to start the engines, the Starboard engine starts in forward gear, Cant seem to find a neutral position and I cant figure out why the (Neutral) safety switch didnt prevent the motor from starting. Good thing the boat was securely tied down to a sturdy pier. Has anyone seen this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
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Re: 1989 3807 Starts in gear - No neutral.

Postby waybomb » January 12th, 2015, 4:57 pm

If the levers were in the middle/nuetral position, yet it actually was in forward, the first thing I'd be doing is going over linkage / cable adjustments. Sounds like there is something really wrong there.
Then troubleshoot the switch. It's a simple switch, and can be tested with an ohm meter.
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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