View Full Version : Mercury 35 2 cyl with remote controls. Idle not returning to idle stop screw after throttling.

09-07-2019, 11:55 AM
I'm sure this is an easy fix, I'm just clueless and not sure where to start.

It idles high after coming back to idle from a higher throttle. I concluded that its because it's not returning back to the idle stop screw. However I'm able to push it back manually by physically moving it to the idle stop screw - only then will it return to the idle screw.

It seems like possibly somethimg is loose. I just don't want to monkey around and break anything. Perhaps need to tighten a nut on a lever or perhaps throttle cable needs to be tightened?

I'm at work now, but can provide some pics later when I get home.

I figure I should fix this asap, as when putting it into gear - it bucks pretty hard due to the high RPMs

Thanks much

09-08-2019, 12:50 AM
If this is a remote control model tighten the throttle cable up so it pulls it.to the stop.