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    1977 85 HP Johnson lower unit removal

    1977 85 HP Johnson.
    M-85EL77S
    S-J4758585

    I disconnected the shift rod, removed all the bolts, the LU slides down about 18 inches but then gets stuck, its needs to come down a few more inches and it would be out. I think its the shift rod getting stuck.

    Any suggestions?

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    #2
    Try removing the little "barrel" on the end of the rod. It unscrews just like a nut. It may be catching on something.

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    #3
    Thanks Eddie, it worked, new waterpump is in, lower unit is in and everything seems to be working well.

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    #4
    there was a bunch of rust that got inits way on the way down.

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    #5
    Good Work!