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Registered: ‎03-31-2013

25HP ETEC Tiller Problem

I had an accident and broke the tiller handle of my 2009 25HP ETEC engine. I had to replace the upper half of the plastic housing that has the extension that the throttle handle rides on. In the repair manual it shows one long slot for the throttle cable to slide in, but on the replacement part I got there is a bar in the middle dividing the slot in two. This prevents the throttle from twisting more than halfway. Am I supposed to cut the plastic bar out of the way to make one long continuous slot? Is this a oversight in the manufacture of this replacement part? Does anybody know about  this repair for sure?

Posts: 9,589
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 25HP ETEC Tiller Problem

What is the model number of your motor and what is the part number of piece in question?




"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 



The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.

Posts: 77
Registered: ‎07-22-2011

Re: 25HP ETEC Tiller Problem

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Take a look at the image below:


This image shows the correct routing for the throttle cable.

Make sure the "barrel" of the throttle cable (marked #1) is in place against the end of the housing as shown.


Install the idle speed adjustment switch and bracket in place with three screws (location marked #2). This will keep the idle speed switch and the "barrel" in place. If the barrel is allowed to move out of its position, it can cause the same half-throttle symptom.


There are a four areas that plastic flashing could be a problem (marked #3). Make sure the throttle cable is routed between the screw bosses that retain the shifter assembly (arrow head).


If plastic flashing is obstructing any of these areas, carefully remove the flashing with appropriate tools.


Hope this helps.




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