How do you adjust the control cables on a boat?

How do you adjust the control cables on a boat?

How do you adjust the control cables on a boat?

Throttle Adjustment

  1. Loosen the throttle cable adjuster jam-nut with the wrenches. Extend or contract the adjuster until the cable moves the throttle to the idle position.
  2. Push the control lever forward to the “Forward idle” position.
  3. Pull the control lever back, through neutral, into the reverse idle position.

How do I adjust my Bravo shift cable?

LH rotation Bravo One And Two: Forward slot in tool should fit over shift lever stud. If slot does not fit over stud, loosen shift lever stud and slide stud up or down until slot in tool fits over stud. When adjustment is correct, retighten stud.

What happens when the shifter cable breaks?

If a shifter cable breaks or bends, it is not able to move the shifter lever on the transmission into the correct position for the right gear. If forced, the driver will cause accelerated wear of the shifter cable. Both automatic and manual transmission vehicles have the same symptoms when the shifter cable is failing.

What is throttle friction adjustment?

Adjust the throttle friction with the adjustment screw that’s typically below the throttle on the tiller. Set it until you feel a slight drag on the handle when accelerating or decelerating. Clockwise increases friction, and counterclockwise decreases it.

How to adjust OMC Cobra shift cable installation?

Screw metal casing guide jacket into the end of cable until it is all the way seated. When properly installed it should measure no more than 4-15/16″ from the forward end of the threaded brass cable tip. Tighten lock nut over the metal casing to 35-50 in. lbs. Lightly apply some marine grease to the metal casing guide.

What’s the proper tool set to replace shift cable?

Proper tool set for replacing and adjusting OMC Shift Cable ( 0985587 / 985587 / 0986654 / 986654 / 0987498 / 987498 / 0987661 / 987661 / Sierra 18-2245-1) 1988-1993 (Clutch dog style) Modeled to the specifications of the original OMC Cobra Sterndrive tools 914017 & 915271, with a few modifications to increase ease-of-use.

How to adjust shift system for kW-RG clutch?

I respectfully suggest you make sure that your shifter and cables are working smoothly and easily before proceeding. C. Perform the transom bracket shift cable adjustment. Use only the 914017 alignment plate to hold the bellcrank at the 90 degree position. Always use the new 915271-M tool to hold the 7 9/16″ dimension.

How to adjust the shift linkage on a Cobra?

Note from Stuart: OMC demands that this adjustment be made using two of their special tools (see Recommended Tools for adjusting the Cobra shift linkage (76k JPEG)). I found the previously OMC-recommended procedure in the OMC Cobra Service Manual: see 11-16 (290k JPEG)and 11-17 (288k JPEG).