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Old 28-08-2019, 15:26   #1
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Volco penta stuck in reverse

While trying to anchor my starboard engine got stuck in reverse. when started in neutral it's in reverse if I shift to forward it cuts out.

Anyone experience this or have any ideas.
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Old 28-08-2019, 19:23   #2
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Re: Volco penta stuck in reverse

HAPPENED TO ME AS WELL. THE CABLE SLIPPPID OUT THE HANGER ON THE MOTOR. ACTUALLY USED A SCREW DRIVER TO GET THE TRANNEYIN NEUTRAL, RESET THE CABLE AND TIGHTENED THE BRACKET, WORKED RIGHT AWAY.
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Re: Volco penta stuck in reverse

Welcome to the forum.

The symptoms indicate that the transmission frictions and steels have bonded together, instead of sliding "freely" past each other, until they are controlled to engage.

The problem with that failure is when the opposite direction is selected, then the transmission immediately stops the engine, because part of the transmission is commanding rotation one way and the other part is commanding the opposite rotation.

If all that is correct then transmission removal for rebuild is required.
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Re: Volco penta stuck in reverse

Thank you. Greatly appreciated.
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Re: Volco penta stuck in reverse

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Welcome to the forum.

The symptoms indicate that the transmission frictions and steels have bonded together, instead of sliding "freely" past each other, until they are controlled to engage.

The problem with that failure is when the opposite direction is selected, then the transmission immediately stops the engine, because part of the transmission is commanding rotation one way and the other part is commanding the opposite rotation.

If all that is correct then transmission removal for rebuild is required.
Pretty sure VP drives are not hydraulic operated drives.
They use cones and clutch dogs for application of gears, like Mercury they use interrupted ignition switches to facilitate engagements.
Probably a cable issue.
Loose at helm or cable bracket.
What drive is this?
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Old 31-08-2019, 11:56   #6
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Re: Volco penta stuck in reverse

It could be an issue I had with the Morse cable controls. Here is the link to my episode: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...le-213631.html
Good luck.
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