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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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Looks like the idle arm does not connect with the cam arm

Customer Question

looks like the idle arm does not connect with the cam arm that controls the carb linkage on a 4 stroke 50hr mercury
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Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 10 days ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

I don't quite understand what you mean. Can you take a picture of what you are looking at for me.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
No not at boat it will not stay running without holding cam arm up
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
it seems the idle screw is not hitting any part other the cam arm
Expert:  Jason replied 10 days ago.

What is the serial number on this engine?

When did it last run correctly, have you ever personally seen it run correctly?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
ran great before this serial 0T050498
Expert:  Jason replied 10 days ago.

I don't understand what you mean, ran great before what?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Before this is think a part is missing that connects the idle to the cam arm
Expert:  Jason replied 10 days ago.

I would need to see a picture to see what you are talking about. There are no time limits here, do you want to get me a picture and get back to me, or did you want to call it quits?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Expert:  Jason replied 10 days ago.

Okay sounds good. Just reply back once you have a picture and we will take it from there. Try and take as many as you can from different angles, there isn't any such thing as to many pictures.

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