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Beerbatter

How to replace lower unit on Johnson 60 HP

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I had the misfortune of hitting a rock this weekend and it cracked the lower unit. The problem is I have all the bolts loose but the shift linkage wont come out. How do I disconnect the shift linkage on a 1993 60 HP johnson. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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If i remember right i helped a frien with his 140HP evinrude, i thinck we had to weseal the dang thing out still connnected at the bottom. cant remeber, but if your in the Fargo-Moorhead area give Moorhead marine a call their guys there have helped many a nights.

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Thanks for the info. It looks as if I have to take the shift linkage out the top, but how do I disconnect it from the crossbar?

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i really cant remember thet was about 4 years ago, and alot of beer was consumed during the whole process, alot of cussing was also done.

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I gave up for tonight but I did find the bolt I need to take out. It is in an awkward place to get to. Under the carbs on the port side and under the motor. Yuck.

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When your in the go box you might as well do all the seals and the pump.

If you don't the labor alone latter will add up to more then the parts. Not to mention the down time and hastle to start over again.

Save time and go through it all when your in there, unless it is so new that the hours are lery low? Odds are the seals got damaged no matter what?

Take a peak at the RockHopper lower unit guard system once. Great system and they really work well! They have saved me and other friends tons of $$$$$$ in no time at all.

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Replaceing that stuff sounds like a good thing to do. Where do I find the rock guard and how much drag does it add to the boat? Thanks for the help.

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hey beerbatter, There are shop manuals avalible to help you walk thru any repair. It would be well worth the 25 dollars or so that they cost. Just a thought. Good luck.

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The shop manuals are available in many public libraries. Check one out, they've really helped me thru more than one repair.

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I brought it to the welder today and he said he can fix it. After I figured out how to get the bolt loose on the shift lever it came out easy. Thanks for the help guys. Times like this you feel like you lost a family member.

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