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Old 30 May 2013, 16:44   #1
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Yamaha control box problem

After recently talking about this with one or two boys on this site, I was hoping I had this sorted, but unfortunately not, same old problem with my Yamaha 703 box and my Yamaha 40 hp 2 stroke outboard. The problem is that after putting on my new short cable ends on as advised I can still not get full movement between throttle and gears. If I take the throttle off at outboard end I can get full gear movement, but when I put the throttle back on I can not get either or, they just will not work out together. I know it has to be a cable length thing, but what? Please HELP as it's starting to get to me now... what am I doing that is not right?Click image for larger version

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Old 30 May 2013, 17:00   #2
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Are the cables screwed well into the cable ends? If no slacked the nut off and screw them in a bit more.
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Have you adjusted the cable ends at the outboard end? I used to run a Yamaha 40hp with Teleflex 33C cables and a Quicksilver remote. The threaded cable at the outboard end probably only went half way into the plastic connectors, then the locking nut was tightened. I thought the cable should have screwed in further. In addition, check the throttle and gear selection are well lubricated.

Has the impeller been changed recently? Only reason I ask is that the gear shift selector would have had to be released to drop the leg, possibly needs adjustment?
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I have tried them right in and right out at both ends, but nothing that i do seem to make any difference, and i do not know about the gear adjustment but i know it goes in OK when just gear cable on or by hand .
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I'm looking at that pic, and it looks like your control box might be assembled wrong if that's the position your cables are with the lever in neutral.
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I'm looking at that pic, and it looks like your control box might be assembled wrong if that's the position your cables are with the lever in neutral.
I thought so .. No reverse ?
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I'm sure you have checked this, but, are you sure you've got the cables connected the right way round. Ie not throttle to gears and vv.
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I thought so .. No reverse ?
That's what I'm seeing too.

It's actually quite easy to put the 703 remote together wrong, and it all looks right til you try and use it.



Does the fast idle lever move when the control box lever is in the neutral 'locked' position?
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Valid point Nos. Perhaps the handle has been reattached while the control box wasn't in neutral.
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Sorry it maybe that it was not in neutral between the two pics being taken, hence why it maybe looks wrong, but i have turned the handle around on the box to put it on the other side, not that this makes difference as it did not work on the other side either .
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