1998 Mercury 25EH Shift Linkage Seperation?

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FuzzyGrub
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1998 Mercury 25EH Shift Linkage Seperation?

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I am trying to remove the lower unit on my 1998 mercury 25EH #0G640007, 2-stroke, to replace water pump. I can't find how to seperate the shift linkage. On E/J and Nissans there is an access plate to seperate the linkage. I don't see that on this motor. I pulled the four main bolts to see if it was accessed once you could drop the lower unit, slightly. All I see is the rubber boot over the shaft. I'd appreciate any help.

For whatever reason, it looks like I never purchased the service manual for this motor, which is unusal for me. :oops:
Project: 1995 1648 DMI/1998 25HP Merc:
1967 Starcraft 14' Mariner V/1987 Nissan 40C
1997 Bayliner Capri 2050/350 4brl Vortec Mercruiser
JohnS https://www.joefishin.com/

MrGiggles
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1998 Mercury 25EH Shift Linkage Seperation?

Post by MrGiggles »

You disconnect it at the powerhead on that model.

FuzzyGrub
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1998 Mercury 25EH Shift Linkage Seperation?

Post by FuzzyGrub »

Thx.

It turned out I did have a service manual, but it was softcopy and was on a different computer. It still took a little bit to find and remove retainer. The starter and solinoid are in the viewing way. I thought I lost the washer they warn you about, but found it. Waiting on water pump parts that should be here Friday.
Project: 1995 1648 DMI/1998 25HP Merc:
1967 Starcraft 14' Mariner V/1987 Nissan 40C
1997 Bayliner Capri 2050/350 4brl Vortec Mercruiser
JohnS https://www.joefishin.com/

FuzzyGrub
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Joined: 07 Jun 2010, 08:18
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1998 Mercury 25EH Shift Linkage Seperation?

Post by FuzzyGrub »

FWIW: Even though I have had this motor for many years and never changed the impeller, all was in relatively good shape. Just a slight set and no broken vanes. Replaced but issue was a sticking thermostat.
Project: 1995 1648 DMI/1998 25HP Merc:
1967 Starcraft 14' Mariner V/1987 Nissan 40C
1997 Bayliner Capri 2050/350 4brl Vortec Mercruiser
JohnS https://www.joefishin.com/