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Old 20 August 2016, 13:55   #1
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Any ideas ? My engine won't disengage at low speed when selecting neutral on approach to a mooring - to prevent ramming the bow into the pontoon I go for reverse - this engages but with a crunching clunk .......any pointers much appreciated. Thanks
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Any ideas ? My engine won't disengage at low speed when selecting neutral on approach to a mooring - to prevent ramming the bow into the pontoon I go for reverse - this engages but with a crunching clunk .......any pointers much appreciated. Thanks

You need to adjust the shift cable trunnion at the engine end, can't remember which way off the top of my head. Not a big job.


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You may need to replace the cables as when they age they can begin to stick.
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You need to adjust the shift cable trunnion at the engine end. Not a big job.
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You may need to replace the cables as when they age they can begin to stick.
I would say yes to the above statements. Check all the links from the throttle to the links inside the engine. Make there there is no sticking or dragging when moving the throttle cables. Best to check when disconnected from the engine.

I would not be surprised if you need to re-adjust the throttle link on the engine, it's a fairly easy job; just needs a little patience like tuning a bicycle derailleur. Be sure to properly set the lock nut on the link so it doesn't come loose again. This is a common problem.

Also checking the cables would be highly recommend, it's away good to replace the throttle cables after several years of use (they stretch) but it's probably just the adjustment on the engine because either the cables have stretched or the lock nut wiggled loose or both.
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If you do end up changing the cables, I would use Teleflex extreme cables as replacements.


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Good useful answers. Thank you for your time.
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Just to follow up on this one .....I have stripped down the control box and disconnected the cables at the engine end. The engine linkages move freely and so do the cables when moved manually however when the control box is refitted I can't select forward at all.
Before remounting the control box the lever and linkages move easily - what is going on here ?!
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New cables are needed. Even if they feel free when disconnected from the engine, under load they bind and stick. Get Some decent HE cables on there.
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Just to follow up on this one .....I have stripped down the control box and disconnected the cables at the engine end. The engine linkages move freely and so do the cables when moved manually however when the control box is refitted I can't select forward at all.
Before remounting the control box the lever and linkages move easily - what is going on here ?!

I assume you have the engine running when trying to put it in gear? Can you engage gears with engine running, by directly moving the shift linkage on the engine?


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