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    Default Stuck Outboard Throttle Cables

    I have owned outboards for several years but the last two years the throttle cables have been rusting up near the outboard requiring quite some work to free them up. Once freed up they still are tight and they don't move smoothly.

    Any advise on preventing the rust up or fixing it afterwards? The tolerance between the sheath and the cable is so tight it is almost impossible to get grease or lubricant where it needs to go.

    Thanks for any advise.
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    How old are the cables?
    Sounds like it's time for replacement.
    Once they start rusting they only get worse and no amount of grease will revers the damage.

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    I agree on replacing the cables, but check the zincs on your outboard, too.

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    They're seven years old. That was what I was thinking. I didn't know what the typical time span was.


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