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Re: Can't drop gear case to change impeller on Tohatsu 6HP

Problem solved (I think). I took the lower rig apart once more to make sure that the cam rod was turned in the correct direction. I pressed it down to seat it in the reverse position.

After wiggling the drive shaft and cam rod into position, I tightened the lower unit to the shaft housing. The gears were still messed up. I used a big handle from a socket wrench to put force on the end of the cam rod that exits the shaft housing at the upper end, near the engine. Plunk. It dropped another inch. That seated the cam shaft one notch lower, to the true reverse position. At that point I tightened the cam rod clamp and all the gears were working again.

I hope it works as well when I turn the power on, some time tomorrow.
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