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specktrout posted 06-02-2002 11:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for specktrout   Send Email to specktrout  
Today I went out for a short fishing trip and had significant trouble with the throttle. I have an 89 montauk with the original 89 90hp johnson and OMC throttle. At first, the boat started to plane normally, but as I pushed the throttle past about 3000 rpm there was suddenly a great deal of resistance. To get to WOT I had to apply a significant amount of strength and when I went to throttle back, it took even more strength to get the throttle arm to come back. It feels like the resistance is in the throttle unit itself. I looked at my cables and they appear to be in good shape. All the little levers and arms appear to move freely at the engine end. Anyone have any ideas where the problem lies? Can the Throttle unit be taken apart and lubricated? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as not being able to throttle back easily in a montauk makes for an unusually bumpy ride. Thanks-
Steve Leone posted 06-03-2002 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Steve Leone  Send Email to Steve Leone     
it is probably the cables. disconnect them at the motor and move the controls. if there is resistence then mor than likely a cable or two. you can also disconnect them at the controls and manually test them for friction. steve out.
specktrout posted 06-03-2002 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for specktrout  Send Email to specktrout     
Thanks, I will try that tonight after work. I tried to mess around with the throttle and linkage yesterday agian. It is stiff as a rock to start out with, but once you move the throttle arm back and forth a few times, it seems to loosen up considerably. It doesn't get back to normal though. Thanks again-

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