Mercury Tracker 25 Lower Unit Installation
After servicing your Mercury outboard’s lower unit or gearcase, you’ll obviously need to reinstall it back onto the outboard itself, which is pretty easy to do with just a handful of tools and supplies.
Watch the video above and follow the steps below to reinstall a Mercury Tracker 25 lower unit.
Tools and Supplies – Mercury Tracker 25 Lower Unit Reinstallation
NOTE: We worked with a 2001 Mercury Tracker 25 EL engine, but the steps are the same or similar for most outboard motor makes and models.
Remounting Mercury Tracker 25EL Gearcase
Step 1. Lube the driveshaft/input shaft and the water tube sleeve on top of the water pump housing with PTFE marine grease.
Step 2. Make sure the shift shaft and the gear shift mechanism on the outboard are in neutral.
Step 3. Apply blue threadlocker to the four 16mm lower unit mounting bolts.
Step 4. Slide the drive shaft and shift shaft up into the driveshaft housing.
Step 5. Reinstall the four 16mm lower unit mounting bolts, and torque them to 40 foot-pounds.
Step 6. Reinstall the shift shaft retaining pin, and push the retaining clip back over the retaining pin.
Step 7. Reinstall the starter and its two 10mm mounting bolts, and reconnect the wire leading to the starter solenoid.
Step 8. Reinstall the air intake cover and you’re done.
As previously noted, the steps to reinstall the gearcase onto a Mercury 25 are the same or similar for all outboard models. However, if you want to see this same job done on a higher horsepower engine, watch the video below to see how to remount the lower unit on a Mercury 200 outboard.