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Old 12-08-2019, 10:39 AM
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Default Verado stuck in gear - shift fault

Twin 2007/2008 150 verados.

Last night when getting back to the dock I got a shift error on my port engine (which I guess is better than while out).

This morning - it started - no alarm - I put it in gear - then back to neutral - but it would not shift back to neutral - alarm went back off - I shut the engines down.

Now it's in gear - prop won't spin - engine will just crank (obviously) - red neutral light is not illuminated on port engine.

Could this be a PCM issue? Can I swap the 14 pin connector under the helm and the PCMs on the engines and see if the error jumps?

How can I get the engine out of gear?
Old 12-08-2019, 11:05 AM
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Swap the shift actuators first. Don’t spin the arm on the actuator as they are calibrated. You can also try and shift the gearcase by hand when the actuator is off.
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Are they easy enough to swap? Looks pretty tight in there. I was able to grab the pin and get the port back to starboard - fired it up. When going into fwd gear - nothing - doesn't engage. Reverse gets the alarm and it sticks in reverse and won't go back to neutral
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They are plug and play. Most of the issues are either the actuator or the gearcase in my experience.
Old 12-08-2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
They are plug and play. Most of the issues are either the actuator or the gearcase in my experience.
I swapped them - no change - problem stayed with the port engine... So where do I go from here?
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Swap gearcase next as I suspect it is an issue with the shift shaft bidding. I would also check gearlube while you do that. Be sure to drain engine oil first.

Other option as you stated is swapped PCMs and then swap 14 pins under the dash. That will eliminate the CCM, ERC, helm harness and PCM from the issue.
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If you tilt up the engine all the way you will lose very little oil if you dont pull the lower all the way out...with that in mind and have tried everything else you can remove the chaps and drop the lower unit until you feel the shaft come loose. Have a buddy put the shifter into gear then back into neutral, you should see the shift linkage move. Put a vise gip on the linkage at the very top so its touching the mid section so it cant move then re insert the lower unit. This will re sit the shift linkage, maybe all thats all that went wrong just like after doing a impeller change. Good luck
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Originally Posted by Castrohasanafro View Post
If you tilt up the engine all the way you will lose very little oil if you dont pull the lower all the way out...with that in mind and have tried everything else you can remove the chaps and drop the lower unit until you feel the shaft come loose. Have a buddy put the shifter into gear then back into neutral, you should see the shift linkage move. Put a vise gip on the linkage at the very top so its touching the mid section so it cant move then re insert the lower unit. This will re sit the shift linkage, maybe all thats all that went wrong just like after doing a impeller change. Good luck
Since the boat is in the water I'm going to swap PCMs and harnesses first - seems like the easiest thing to start with rather than dropping lowers
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Swapped PCUs and harnesses - problem jumped - going to send the PCU in for repair to simon motorsports.
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Originally Posted by Sk8Surfr View Post
Swapped PCUs and harnesses - problem jumped - going to send the PCU in for repair to simon motorsports.

which computer did you swap the ine in the engine?

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