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Bud

1972 9.9 Chrysler Outboard

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Does anyone know of a good discussion or news group where I can get help on repair for a 1972 9.9 Chrysler outboard? My son lives 750 miles away and is having trouble getting the lower unit off. He took off the bolts from the lower unit and it drops about 2 inches and stops. I told him he would have to release the shifter rod and then it should fall off. He says he only sees one screw under the hood to release the shifter rod but he cant get to it. Its down to deep and to close to the side of the housing to get a screw driver on it. He also sees a steel ball in the linkage that fits tight and rotates in a socket when it shifts but he is afraid to try to pop it out. Thanks for any help. Bud

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Put the motor in forward gear. He may have to turn the prop slightly to help unit engage. Remove 4 hex head screws at the base of the motor leg. Separate the gearcase from the motor leg enough to expose the screw holding the gear shift rods together. Remove the screw. Screw should be visible beween gear housing and the motor leg. A good site would be the marine doctors site.

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He says there is a collar that goes around the housing where the lower unit drops down. He says it appears to be a guide for realigning the unit to put it back together. Because of this collar he cant even see the main shaft or shifter rod after the unit is dropped a couple inches.

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Make sure he has it in forward gear. The directions I gave you come from a clymer manual however it says the motor years are 1969-1970. I looked at the bam site and it shows the newer models from the late 70s and early 80s are the same. I doubt this link will stay but here is a look gearhousing 9.9HP

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