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Old 04-02-2013, 04:43 PM
lazyade lazyade is offline
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Boat: '92 190 Prostar and the new project '05 X Star (Indmar 350 MCX)
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ZF Hurth V Drive, neutral not showing

I've got a ZF Hurth V Drive in my 2005 X-Star, but I can't "feel" neutral on the gear selector switch on the gearbox, plus the neutral switch isn't showing as being in neutral (when it actually is).

With the helm gear selector disconnected you used to be able to feel a slight notch when in neutral on the gearbox selector on the gearbox, but now there's no feeling at all. You can select neutral, forward and reverse with the engine running - but no notch (you have to short the neutral selector switch to get the engine to fire). I've replaced the neutral switch but this hasn't made a difference. When you take the switch out there's a ball bearing that seems to push up to activate the switch when it's out of gear, but it doesn't seem to be activating.

Any tips on what this could be? The gearbox was stripped down and serviced a few months ago - but it worked fine for a while.


'92 190 Prostar 260hp Indmar.
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