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Old 09-06-2017, 01:46 AM
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Default high speed choke or motor problem?

I have a 2000 16 foot Lund with an OMC side throttle box and a 40 horse Evinrude 4 stroke outboard. I just rebuilt the box by replacing the control cam and lever and now it runs well and shifts perfect until I get up to about 10 MPH and the engine starts cutting out. Its like a bucking bronco and feels like the choke is on and off on and off. Any ideas? Help.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:45 AM
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The "Bucking Bronco" mention...... If it feels like you're hitting a submerged object every so often, the engine is jumping out of and back into gear, indicating possibly a misadjusted shift cable. If so, adjust as follows:

If this is not the case, you'll need to go into detail as to exactly how the engine is acting.

(Centering Shift Cable)
(J. Reeves)

When all is as it should be, the proper method to adjust the shift cable is to disconnect the cable from the engine. Move the shift linkage on the engine to find the center of the play in neutral, and when found, leave it centered.

Now, grab the end of the shift cable sleeve, push and pull it to find the center of the play there, and center that play.

Adjust the trunion on the threaded portion of the shift cable so that the centered play of the cable lines up with the centered play of the engine's shift linkage. Install and lock the shift cable with the retaining clamp in that position. That's it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:19 AM
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when I hit about 10 mph the motor stalls, runs, stalls, runs continually in about 3 second intervals. Just like if the choke was being applied.
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