Originally Posted by Chris1573
Not meaning to sound like a scrathched record but before you strart major gearbox surgery replace those cables.
Chris, it's not the cables. With the cables detached from the engine, the lever is as smooth as a nut. There is close to zero friction in the whole assy.
Also, with the 'neutral' button pressed, when the cables are connected, the throttle is smooth.
I really don't see the point of going through the trials and tribulations of replacing the cables which are in a duct and are going to be an absolute b*****d to pull through unless they are an issue.
I am afraid the problem lies in the gearbox, with the shift cam or the prop shaft.