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Question Pearson 34.... Shift cable.....

The shift cable is "frozen" ... started to take it out...easy, right? Looks like a bolt about halfway down the helm steering tube is used to stabilize the cable...very hard to see down inside the tube...imagine there is a "nut" on the inside of the tube...so, if I were to take it off it would be extremely difficult to put back on...although, leaving it this way is definitely useless...

Anyone know of a cure??????
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Its not a nut. It is a split piece that holds the shift and throttle cable. Remove the screw on the aft face of the pedestal and pull the assembly up to loosen the bolts holding the cables. To reattach it move the part around by holding the end of the cable to position the piece so you can replace the machine screw after you replace the cable. Make sure each cable is on the correct side when you put everything back together.
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Thanks, Robert....

I was able to look at the mechanism tonight...it was difficult in daylight to see down in there...even with a big light.

Your, absolutely right. both cables are held in by a cotter pin...inside the fitting inside....pin just runs along the back side....

Thanks very much for your help! My concern was that there was a nut on the inside too...but, that wouldn't make much sense...as the nut is on the outside... duh...sometimes it takes a while to sink in this old head..!

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