Mercury 115 Throttle Controls
After having finally completed an ever growing refit of my new rib (one thing led to another) we now have it all back together, all lines running neatly under the deck, new seating/steering/electronics etc etc. One thing remains. The throttle. It was a bit notchy and horrible to use before, so whilst I was taking the cables out for the refit, I decided to take the whole thing apart give it a clean/grease etc and reassemble. Its no better.
Do I need a new throttle? Have I put it together correctly? The throttle is controlling a Mercury Mariner 115 4 stroke. Having run the wiring under the deck, it is now a very difficult and long winded job to get the control loom out if the throttle needed replacing. Are the throttles different from year to year? As I am thinking one option is to chop the old loom in the console and rejoin to the new control loom. Are the wires the same colours?
Any advice on this would be great.
p.s attached a couple of work in progress pics.