1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 226Get this manual

1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 226

9Remove the pinion and driveshaft from the gearcase as followsPull up on the shift rod to engage FORWARD gear position [}!]
tighten the two vertical screws against the backing plate inserted between the puller and the gearcase until the driveshaft
pops loose from the pinionRemove the driveshaft with the driveshaft bearing housingshim(s) (b)thrust and thrust bearing from
the gearcaseReach inside the gearcase and remove the pinionIt may be necessary to pull up on the shift rod to gain enough
clearance to remove the pinion 10Push down on the shift rod and unthread the shift rod from the shifter detentRemove the
four screws, shift rod, and cover assembly from the gearcaseDiscard the cover gasketRemove and discard the O-ring from inside