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Strange reverse problem on start

Evolver7

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Hello I have a sugar sand that I haven’t drove in about a month and a half in mn. Today I started her and she went fast into reverse. White smoke too. I noticed that the button on the throttle seemed to have a lot of play... I could pull it out or push it in. When I tried to engage in drive it seemed to jump a bit so I parked her and decided to wait to hear what to do... I thought maybe had something to do w the cables.... I went under the boat in a wet suit and there was no obstruction in the grate.... very strange that it was going fast into reverse on start.... any idea of what could be happening?
 

Evolver7

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It’s a 175 hp Mercury jet sport engine 2 stroke 1998.
 

Cobra Jet Steering LLC

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Sounds like a cable issue there is really nothing complex about that setup , smoke has nothing to do with reverse it is a 2 stroke v6 engine , focus on the mechanical parts of the reverse bucket . It may not be going all the way into reverse and therefore not providing the full effect.
 

Blkrvrbart

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If the stop nut on the cable housing is broken or loose, it would cause the boat to not shift correctly. Can you work on it while it’s on s trailer?
 

Evolver7

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Sounds like a cable issue there is really nothing complex about that setup , smoke has nothing to do with reverse it is a 2 stroke v6 engine , focus on the mechanical parts of the reverse bucket . It may not be going all the way into reverse and therefore not providing the full effect.
thank you sir!!! I started w removing this part in picture below from the right side of the reverse bucket. It looked like maybe it wasn’t even connected. A lot of loose play as well. Am I on the right track as this is part of the control cable or separate piece?
 

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Evolver7

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I also removed the throttle housing but didn’t have time this weekend to remove the cable from the throttle. I am so new to this that any progress that’s been made so far is a win
 

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broken cable needs to be replaced look on the reverse bucket for the end that broke off also for some reason I can not view your pictures only the small ones on the post but when I try to enlarge them it won't work
 

Evolver7

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If the stop nut on the cable housing is broken or loose, it would cause the boat to not shift correctly. Can you work on it while it’s on s trailer?
I can but had to run her to storage and wait until next spring to play w the throttle, cable, and whatever those pieces are that I removed In the pictures below.
 
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