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Code 168 idle window fault - help, only 3 weeks old!

Hello! My family was tubing today and our new Evinrude G2 200 HO faulted first with 180 running effort and then 168 idle window. It will not idle and shakes when we move. Please help - it’s beautiful and we want to enjoy our first summer on a lake
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Re: Code 168 idle window fault - help, only 3 weeks old!



Most likely one of the inner plastic caps that are removed then reinstalled after lifting the motor may have come loose and migrated into the throttle body and lodged there. See your dealer as it is an easy and fairly quick fix.




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