25 hp 1999 Mercury tiller handle problems

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by whisker_chaser, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. whisker_chaser

    whisker_chaser New Member

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    I wrote in about this a while back and I didnt get anything that helped so I thought that I would try again. My motor wouldnt go in reverse last year because a linkage had come undone and I twisted the tiller handle hard to try and force it in and I have spun something. Currently the handle has to be pointed about 1/2 way over on reverse to actually be in neutral. The result is that I have no throttle in reverse now. I have had the thing completely apart and I cant figure it out. It is like it is out of time or something. However I believe (dont know) that I have spun or slipped a hard plastic collar on the actual tiller handle shaft. Although it doesnt appear to have slipped. Basically I am at a loss here. If you could help I would appreciate it. Or if you have a tiller handle that would work I might be interested in buying it from you for an experiment.