Good morning...I am hoping that someone out there has the same outboard
as I do and has encountered the same issue. I have a Suzuki 15hp four stroke outboard
and when the motor
is cold, the shift lever will go into forward and reverse without a problem, but after it has run for 15 minutes or so, the shift lever is stuck in forward and will not move. I have been able to get it into neutral with a sharp hit with the palm of my hand but that is never a good solution.
I have felt the lower unit and it is cool to the touch.
I have pulled the lower unit off and there is no corrosion
on the shift rod
I have disassembled the linkage and greased the ball spring detent
It has to be some issue in the lower unit but I don't want to start taking it apart without some idea of what might be wrong. I found nothing with Google
Thanks in advance