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Old 04-14-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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I have a 40 hp Tracker evinrude outboard. I haven't put it in the water yet. The prop spins freely when it is in neutral, but when I put it in forward or reverse I can't spin the prop at all in either direction. I'm quite sure it should spin one direction but not the other when in gear. If I really give it some pressure I can spin it both directions and the flywheel on top will also spin in both directions depending on which way I turn the prop.

Not sure what's going on here and I'm afraid to start the boat and put it in gear.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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I probably have no more knowledge than you do about motors, but neutral isn't typically neutral, that is the transmission is free of the motor/generator. When in-gear the motor will either work as a power source or a resistance force; being in neutral should disconnect the motor and thus your prop should free-spin. Just like in a car, you have gears (including Park for conventional automatic transmissions). Why not check try to replicate this on a known functioning outboard and compare?
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