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backtroller1

replacing throttle cable

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I have a 1996 115 mariner motor that the throttle cable probably needs to be replaced. I have a 17' single console boat, with a quicksilver 3000 control. How difficult is this project to do yourself, or should I just take it in and have it professionally done? Any thoughts?

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It's not too hard, depends mostly on your mechanical abilities, access to the control box, routing, etc.

I would recomend replacing the shift cable as well, or at least taking a real good look at it. Though the throttle cable has more movement than the shift cable, the shift cable goes through just as many or more (usually more) movements.

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If you're mechanically inclined... replacing the cable shouldn't be too difficult. It'll be more of a hassle than anything probably to get it routed to the motor.

marine_man

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Also beware they you cannot replace just the "cable", you have to replace cable and housing together, they are a sealed complete unit. As they mentioned it's and easy task.

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Well, I got both cables out, throttle and the shift, any ideas where I can get a good deal on a new set? Valv, do you have any new ones lying around?

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