I have a 9.9 Johnson outboard made roughly in 1976. It's only been
used on fresh water and is in suprisingly good condition. However, I
am having one problem with it....
Lately I've found that it has a tendancy to slip out of gear when in
forward. Looking it over I don't really see anywhere that I can
adjust the shift linkage. Should I suspect the worst and tear apart
the entire lower unit? Before putting the sailboat (with the motor)
on the water this year I changed the transmission and lower unit oil,
and the stuff that I drained out was very clean, so I really doubt
that I've got pulvarized gears or anything like that in there.
Any suggestions? I really like the motor. These Johnson's seem to
just run and run and run and run.