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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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140 Suzuki outboard clicks into gear but will not let me

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140 Suzuki outboard clicks into gear but will not let me excellerate at the hand control.
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Customer: Feels like the hand linkage control is seized, clicks into gear but I cannot give revs
JA: Is there anything else the Marine Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: Motor / gear box ran perfect 1 month ago, I dropped the gear box oil and it was slightly milky but not to bad.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Greg Robinson replied 2 months ago.


Sounds like the throttle cable. Simply remove connection at engine and verify that you can manually throttle engine and also that cable is stuck when using remote handle. Thanks