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Old 31 August 2013, 15:05   #1
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Throttle cable help!

The throttle cable on my 50hp tohatsu keeps popping out of its socket every time I put on the throttle, meaning it won't back down to idle. It did it once before & I took it out & put it back together but on the opposite way to the wire was curving on the wheel & it was fine. But it's started it again for some reason.

The cables good condition & how it should be.
Any ideas on why it's doing this?
Should I replace the cable or could it be glued in place?
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It's the socket in the back of the wheel
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Old 31 August 2013, 15:46   #3
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The cable and the inside of that Twatsoo tiller arm looks like its been down a pit. You want to strip it out and thoroughly clean the assembly then grease the entire length of the throttle cable with a Duckhams yellow grease. My guess it's the friction and gunk that's forcing it to pop out. Is the plastic wheel that the cable grommet sits in worn or damaged? Had the same thing on a Makita strimmer. You could use a little epoxy, but it makes replacing it a little difficult, not that the tiller throttle cable is ever likely to need renewal.
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Just cleaned it all out & sprayed the cable with oil but its still popping out. With both ends of the cable disconnected its alot stiffer to compared to the other cable to pull. There's no grit or oil coming out of the sleeve & it's as clean as I can get it but still coming loose?

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Nothing seems worn either its all pretty clean
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I'VE DONE IT!! Put some more oil down the sleeve & it's loosened up & it's working for now. Might put a little glue or something on the clip just too be safe though
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