1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 253Get this manual

1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 253

Shift Cable AdjustmentTiller Models The shift cable must be adjusted correctly or water pressure from forward boat travel
up on the reverse gate with moderate pressure 7If you cannot achieve NEUTRAL detent, loosen the two screws retaining the
lower cable bracket to jet housingSlide the bracket back slightly toward reverse gate to lengthen cableTighten screws and
recheck your adjustmentIt is very important that the reverse gate remains locked in the FORWARD detent range when shift handle
is in FORWARDWhen properly adjusted, the reverse gate cannot be pulled out of the FORWARD detent range by hand8Move shift
handle to NEUTRALVerify that the shift ball of neutral detent is centered in grooveIf necessary to adjust, loosen the two
shift shaft screws and move detent until shift ball is centeredTighten screws and verify adjustment Important Safety Related