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scully
07-07-2009, 04:14 PM
I ran my 85HP L drive for the first time this year the other day. I noticed when I was coming back into neutral it was hard to shift. When I got it in neutral the engine revved really high. I turned off the engine and restarted it and the revs where normal.

Any help you be appreciated.

william_m
07-07-2009, 10:08 PM
Sounds like a broken throttle cable jamming the neutral throttle stop and dragging on the shifter.

Grab the throttle cable end and see if it will move without moving the control box.

scully
07-08-2009, 06:59 PM
I also posted this on the Bayliner owner forum and this is the respone I got

"I had a similar problem on a 85 hp force outboard. The timing advance linkage which is located under the flywheel was rusted causing the timing to remain advanced. It would reset itself when the motor was stopped & re-started"

Could it possibly be this??