Cable adjustments?

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Briank117
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Cable adjustments?

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Hey gang,

Is there any adjustability with the throttle and shift cables? Specially upper helm controls? I haven’t pulled anything apart yet—just trying to come up with a game plan.

My scenario:

My Lower controls work flawlessly. Zero issues. However, while using my Upper controls which are nice and smooth, issue is my starboard shifter rarely goes into reverse when I need it to. I need to “search for it”, going between neutral and what should be reverse 4-5times before it engages.

Also, Upper helm throttle cables bottom out at around 1000rpm—where I can jump down and pull the lower controls back a tad more to idle (750).

Thoughts?

Thanks

B
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There is adjustment on the cable at the shifter .
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Hi. I have similar issues with both trans and throttle cables on 36 Tri Cabin (77). There is a lot of wobble in both, but more noticible in Transission levers when trying to stern dock. Also hard to find neutral. Will follow this link. Thanks.

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Sounds like you have exseveve play somewhere . It could at the cable ends a worn shifter or the cable it self .
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Prowlersfish, Thanks for the help — got it fixed over the weekend 8)
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What was the culprit?
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Under the shifter, I removed the cotter pin & backed the barrel-nut off about 6 or 7 turns. Problem solved! :D
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