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My Yamaha died--help!!


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I just bought a crestliner 1750 fishhawk. The first time I had it out on the water I ran into trouble. I had it down about 3/4 throttle, slowed down, and then I couldn't go any faster than 4mph in forward or reverse. Very frustrating, especially when the dealer wasn't exactly friendly or appreciative of the business, but that's another story. I assume the throttle cable or something like it is loose or broken. This is a new boat. Should I expect this to be a freebie as far as repair. Thanks for any input.

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Your first trip with the rig, YES, they should do something for you. Whether or not they will is another story.

Could you describe in a little more detail the symptoms of the problem?

Is the throttle stuck and hard to move? Does it move freely with no response? Does the motor bog or miss when throttle is applied?

What year and HP is this engine? I assume its a console steer with remote.

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Thanks for the response. It's a brand new 2003 Yamaha 90hp-console. The throttle moves freely- all the way down F or R with no change in rpm's or speed. It's like it engages in gear at the lowest possible level and nothing more.

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It sounds like the throttle cable popped off either at the motor or control box.. but if it's brand new take it back to the dealer regardless of the experience you had... it should be covered as they are the ones who rigged it. Did you get a new control box & cables (shift & throttle) when they rigged it?

You might be lucky and it just popped off (they forgot to put the cotter pin in) back by the motor which should be easy to spot - take the hood off and follow where the throttle cables run into the motor and check if everything is connected. If it isn't it's probably in the control box which is a bit more work...

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Its most likely the linkage as described above. Take it back to the dealer. Be firm but respectful with them. Should be no charge. Might want to have check the shift linkage too while they're in there.

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If it does not shift until the throttle is almost down I agree , linkage .

Things must be pretty good in the boat business if you can turn away a customer that just spent $ 16,000 .

Agreed , they rigged it they should have a "little" pride in their work.

I am sure they spent a great deal of time talking service B4 the sale, now is time for them to STEP UP .

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If they don't fix it, I would get on the horn to BOTH Crestliner and Yamaha. The squeeky wheel gets the greese.

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Thanks for the feedback. The service dept. guy was quick and very helpful compared to the owner/manager. Evidently, a plastic linkage broke. He fixed it quickly and said he hadn't seen that happen very often. He even said to "Have a nice day!" So, I guess I have faith in the system again. Go Twins!

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Did he say where the linkage was located ?
(Motor or Control Box)
Just curious , being parinoid I would like to check mine out and possibly carry a spare.
Plastic in a shift cable or throttle cable sounds prone to breakage .

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The linkage was located in the motor on the passenger side. It was easy to see. It was probably about 1/2 the size of a credit card. I have a 90hp 4stroke '03. Since the repair it has worked like a charm. I am thinking the same thing. Having a spare on hand may not be a bad idea. It didn't look too complex to tinker with. Good luck!

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Mine is also a F90 Yamaha .

Thanks for the information. I will check mine tonight.

A spare may be in order !

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