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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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I have a 60HP 2012 Bigfoot Mercury on my whaler, just bought

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I have a 60HP 2012 Bigfoot Mercury on my whaler, just bought used; when throttle level push forward, no increase in RPM or acceleration; took it to mechanic and they changed fuel tank, filters, lines, gas and the filter tank inside the engine; still does the same thing; noticed though that engine revs up fine with fast idle lever; almost wondering if this could be an issue with the throttle lever or throttle sensor; engine is fuel injected.
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Customer: engine starts right up; runs in slow idle at low RPM just fine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Good morning my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

Pop the engine cover off and located the throttle cable. Is the cable attached to the motors throttle linkage?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi; this is Charlie;I will check that out and get back to you
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hi Charlie,

Let me know what you see

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Were you near the outboard by chance?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the throttle cable linkages look like they are attached and when I move the throttle forward the linkages seem to work properly
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Are you able to tell which one is the throttle cable and which one is the shift?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how can I tell which is which? when I move the throttle forward, both move a linkage, but one moves over a greater distance than the other
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello Charlie, my name is***** will assist you.

the throttle cable is the upper one on the engine. Is it moving first then you move the control?