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    Default Mercury 35 2 cyl with remote controls. Idle not returning to idle stop screw after throttling.

    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

  2. #2

    Default Re: Mercury 35 2 cyl with remote controls. Idle not returning to idle stop screw after throttling.

    If this is a remote control model tighten the throttle cable up so it pulls it.to the stop.

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