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My motor will not go back to idle after I rev the engine or…

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My motor will not...

My motor will not go back to idle after I rev the engine or run the engine. It seems like it just wont spring back into idle. I have to manually move it back. Its only off by about 1/8 of an inch or less, but its enough to make it idle way to high

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I don't think so

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago
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What is the make and model of your engine?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Cobra 5.7 liter i think
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It runs great, the only problem is that it will not go back to idle all the way.
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Has the throttle cable been replaced recently?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Not that i know of, i purchased this boat last summer.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can it be adjusted.
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Yes. There is a brass barrel near the end of the cable, about 6" from the end. Take it from its holder and then turn it so that the threads get longer from the end of it. This will make the cable a bit longer to close the throttle.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok i will try that.
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 3 months ago

Let me know how it goes for you.

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