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  1. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    thanks. love the bit about getting in the water.....ok its not cold at this time of year. But before I do I dont understand a couple of things that you said to do. The shifter foot - how do i know that the movement is proper. how far should it move. should it be firm or should there be some slack. Is the OUTPUT shaft the shaft that the prop attaches to? What is RUN OUT and END PLAY TRAVEL ? I have been in the water before and the prop locks into gear when turned by hand but i need to check if the feel is the same for forward and reverse. Finally you mentioned the prop-hub. As i said before The drive is not engaging forward, just get that clunking sound so I guess we can discount the prop-hub. Thanks for the answers in anticipation. I guess if all this fails I will need to slip the boat and pull the outdrive off- all of it or just the lower unit. Thanks SC
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    Need help with 310 Signature! a variety of issues.

    I have a 310 Sig but 15 years older. My main problem is getting forward gear engaged on the Port side drive. some of you guys are helping me and when its fixed ill concentrate on some of the more minor ones...a couple that are mentioned here in this post. A couple of these problems reported I had similar and this forum sorted them for me. Electrics. That is where I would start. Ill stay tuned as I will learn from you guys.
  3. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    Thanks for the tip of where to start. Yes they are Alpha drives gen 2. the one with the trouble is the Port side, counter-rotation. I did as you said , disconnected the rear shift cable (incidentally it is new) and pushed on it and into reverse...no problem. Then pulled, then pulled harder and it seemed like it almost got into gear. Could hear the gears meshing...incidentally motor was just idling. Seemed to me that there was about 2-3 mm (thats about 1/10 th of an inch ) play in the cable even after I took all the slack out of the inner cable by adjusting the fixing screws on the cable end. Could the problem be the gearbox or maybe just slack in the outdrive levers. Thanks. I guess my next step is to slip the boat and remove the outdrive. I prefer not to.
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    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    Thought i would add to this topic as our mate Wingnut may get messaged in. Same boat now. Its got twin drives and i have replaced shift linkages amongst other things. starboard engine and drive are fine. problem is no forward gear on Port side (counter rotating) when in the water. reverse is fine. Can engage forward and reverse on the trailer with muffs. Is the problem in the lower drive unit. if so what is the prognosis.
  5. SOUTHERN CROSS

    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    Wingnut. Thanks mate.
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    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    thanks Wingnut...…(love that name). Looks like Ive done everything I can whilst on land. You mentioned "fine tune" when back in the water. What does that entail please. PS Ive also got a starting problem now. Have to sort that out before it goes back in . Incidentally my nearest Merc mech is an hour away so I cant get someone without spending a lot of $$$$$$
  7. SOUTHERN CROSS

    Help identifying reservoir

    cyclops. What I don't like is how they Bag these forums...just like they think everyone is a goose. Sure each one of us does not know everything but collectively the group is pretty smart.
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    2335 ss wiring diagram

  9. SOUTHERN CROSS

    cranks but no start

    Sorry if this has been answered before but searching the site I could not find anything. I have a 1997 signature 310 (I am second owner) with 5.7litre mercs with Alpha Gen 2 sterndrives. I have just replaced all the cooling systems, fuel filters, rebuilt carbies etc etc and motors ran great . Now one wont start. It cranks but does not fire. I did adjust the shift cables etc. the motor does not crank when not in neutral. Thats sounds right. There is spark at the plugs, fuel at the carby and I have sprayed with Aero Start (ether) It will not fire. My guess is some sort of sensor switch stopping it. What can I do to solve my problem. HOPE THERE IS SOMEONE TO PUT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
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    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    got on the net and found a video. followed it to the letter. Now have gears engaged. I have been told that further adjustment will be needed when i put the boat in the water....WHY?
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    CANT ENGAGE FORWARD

    Sorry if this has been answered before but searching the site I could not find anything. I have a 1997 signature 310 (I am second owner) with 5.7litre mercs with Alpha Gen 2 sterndrives. I have just replaced all the cooling systems, fuel filters, rebuilt carbies etc etc and motors run great . Have not touched the drive units except to remove and refit. Ran the drives and was able to select forward/reverse whilst out of the water. Now back in the water the problem I have now is that on the port motor (counter-rottaing drive) I cant select forward. I have been told that the pressure on the prop whilst in the water prevents the gears from meshing correctly. I have tried making adjustments to the cable etc. What can I do to solve my problem. HOPE THERE IS SOMEONE TO PUT ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
  12. SOUTHERN CROSS

    alarm system

    alarm all fixed. initial thought was that alarm was faulty. I guess that sometimes happens?
  13. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    thanks wingnut. You are amazing with your knowledge. I read all of your posts. Thanks keep on helping everyone please.
  14. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    thanks everyone. problem solved.....loose wire from thermastat to alarm. found it although the temp gauge was ok.
  15. SOUTHERN CROSS

    mercruiser,audio warning system keeps sounding

    should I try both lead wires (2 bottles) one at a time.....what happens if this wire has come unstuck, broken etc....we have been jumping around a bit in the bottom servicing, rebuilding etc.
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