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Transmission and throttle levers both move at the same time

I have a question about the pedestal mounted dual controls for the Atomic 4 on my boat. When I shift into forwards or reverse, the throttle moves along with the transmission lever, unless I hold it still. That makes for some interesting moments, especially when docking. I've owned the boat since late 2013, and I think it's gradually getting worse. Is there an adjustment I can make to avoid this?

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Re: Transmission and throttle levers both move at the same time

Had this issue a few years ago. Was caused by dirt buildup and corrosion on the shaft. Had to disassemble the controls. Used vinegar to dissolve the corrosion (aluminum oxide) to make disassembly easier. Installed a cable brake on the throttle cable and adjusted it and haven't had a problem since.

Be careful. There are some plastic bushings in the mechanism that are likely brittle due to age.

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Thanks. Was the throttle brake already installed but needed adjustment, or did you install one?

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Re: Transmission and throttle levers both move at the same time

I had this problem several years ago. There is a screw on the aft side of the pedestal which pulls in a clamp that holds the shift and throttle cables. If that clamp is slipping then both cables will move together and act very erratically. Because the threads my screw went into were stripped I had the boatyard use a holesaw on the pedestal to get at that area, fix the threads and also add a 2nd screw into that clamp "just in case."
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Re: Transmission and throttle levers both move at the same time

This is the brake...available widely at chandleries or on line...

Transmission and throttle levers both move at the same time-cable-brake.jpg

The bolt head compresses the throttle cable sheath to apply pressure to the cable inside...the amount of pressure dependent on the adjustment of the machine bolt. The nut locks the bolt at the desired position. Use a wrench on the bolt head when tightening the nut to avoid changing the brake pressure.

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