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Throttle issues


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Hey everyone, I hope you all are enjoying the summer and haven’t had to deal with too many problems this far, such is boating life. I have a 96 Response that runs well at slower speeds less than 20mph and once I give it throttle to get it up to speed it starts to cut out. The revs will go up and down and if I back off the throttle it settles out fine and runs smooth. I’m thinking it’s the throttle cable but any input is appreciated. 

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if it were mine i'd remove the doghouse (or find a method to safely hold it open while at speed) then have an observer CAUTIOUSLY watch the linkage at the carb/throttle body while the engine is cutting out.  if you don't see movement while the engine is misbehaving then it's not likely a cable issue.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry I should have specified. Its a standard small block chevy 350 w/carb. That's what I will be trying, going to see if I can notice anything going on at the linkage to the carb. It runs fine at lower rpms ( cruising speeds 10-15mph ) and then as it gets up to speed it will drop rpms and feel like its bogging out. then if I bring it back down it runs fine. Any help is much appreciated, thanks. This is also my first boat so please take it easy on me as I am trying to learn.:salute:

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