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Throttle Adjustment?


james11music

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I have a 93 Sunsetter euro f3 and i am having an issue with it fully engaging into neutral to let me start the boat. Sometimes when going to start the boat i will get nothing, but as soon as i wiggle the throttle back and forth in neutral it will fire right up. This usually happens a couple times each trip to the lake. I have heard of this being a common problem and would like to know if there is an adjustment that can be made to the back of the Morse mv2. I have enjoyed reading forums on this site for the last couple of years and I have gotten lots of great insight, but this is the first time i have posted any questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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more likely the adjustment will be made on the transmission end. it should be adjustable by screwing it most likely in since the shift cable probably has stretched over time. it should be attached to a simple lever on the transmission and if it isn't sitting in the middle, the neutral safety switch won't allow it to start. that is why wiggling it makes it start. you are essentially bumping it into that small area the safety switch considers neutral even though you are then applying some throttle.

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more likely the adjustment will be made on the transmission end. it should be adjustable by screwing it most likely in since the shift cable probably has stretched over time. it should be attached to a simple lever on the transmission and if it isn't sitting in the middle, the neutral safety switch won't allow it to start. that is why wiggling it makes it start. you are essentially bumping it into that small area the safety switch considers neutral even though you are then applying some throttle.

Great, thanks for the help! I will investigate it as soon as i get off of work today. Have you experienced this problem with your boat in the past or is it usually just a problem with the older boats?

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I have experienced this issue before but it's not just old boats. Any boat that still has the cable is capable of stretching. Also, it will be the shift cable and not the throttle cable.

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I have experienced this issue before but it's not just old boats. Any boat that still has the cable is capable of stretching. Also, it will be the shift cable and not the throttle cable.

So I was able to make the adjustment last night on the shift cable and i think it took care of the problem, but i wont know for sure until i get out to the lake tomorrow! Thanks for the great advice because i was really dreading telling my wife that we were gonna have to bring the boat back to the mechanic this year. this site is awesome!

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martinarcher

So I was able to make the adjustment last night on the shift cable and i think it took care of the problem, but i wont know for sure until i get out to the lake tomorrow! Thanks for the great advice because i was really dreading telling my wife that we were gonna have to bring the boat back to the mechanic this year. this site is awesome!

Right on! Don't forget the tools you used when you head out on the lake. Might be handy to have to make a tweak if it's not "just right" when your on the water. Thumbup.gif

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Right on! Don't forget the tools you used when you head out on the lake. Might be handy to have to make a tweak if it's not "just right" when your on the water. Thumbup.gif

Good call! There on the boat now.

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You may also find the replacing the brass control bushings will help ensure the cable moves to the proper detent location.

Peter

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You may also find the replacing the brass control bushings will help ensure the cable moves to the proper detent location.

Peter

Ill have to look for those control fittings you're talking about. I was out on the lake today and didnt have any issue with the throttle not engaging the transmission into neutral. I guess the adjustment worked pretty well, but replacing those brass control bushings, or even new throttle/transmission cables, is not a bad idea.

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  • 3 years later...

I have a 99 Sunsetter lxi. Had some work done and they messed up throttle/ shift cable adjustment. Until I can get back, I would like to try and adjust myself. I'm a newbie. It's really hard to shift and it lags before it engages into forward. Use to be smooth as butter. Can anyone post pictures of the necessary adjustments needed. Also where is tranny dipstick. Please no chuckles, just trying to learn.

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No chuckles, but the tranny dipstick is on top of the tranny. You have to lean way into the doghouse to see it. As I recall, it is on the port side.

You didn't say what work they did, but it is very unlikely that anyone adjusted your cables if they were working properly. Check both ends of the throttle and shift cables to make sure that the brass linkage nuts aren't worn out, allowing slop in the linkage.

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