Throttle Problem

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Andy Garrett
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Throttle Problem

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:15 am

So, we were cruising around Lake Lowell yesterday when my 70s vintage throttle quadrant decided to get stuck at near full throttle. It gave one very small warning a few minutes earlier but then it was stuck. Had to ahut down as I approached the dock.
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Re: Throttle Problem

Postby billy c » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:34 am

Take off the motor cowling check for interference of throttle assembly. Remove cable end, check for fraying of cable. If cable moves freely, take remote control apart and check cable and throttle condition. If neither disconnect cable completely and check for cable worn sheathing, loose broken parts.
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Re: Throttle Problem

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:48 am

What Billy said. Also, make sure there are no tight radius bends.
Is there a return spring on the carb?
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