View Full Version : need some help plesase

09-12-2011, 09:19 PM
I have a 1988 tristar that the shifter is going down and getting stuck wide open. i have changed both cables and is still getting stuck, is it the shifter or a linkage problem. I really coulds use some help on this.

09-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Try removing cables from transmission and the carb and operate the shifter to see if it still sticks. the shifter could be over extending the cables.

09-12-2011, 10:23 PM
Shifter only sticks when trany cable is hooked up

09-12-2011, 10:39 PM
Have you tried to lubricant the shifter and adjust the cable.

09-13-2011, 05:45 AM
Yes the shifter has been lubrica we have also adjusted the cables

09-13-2011, 07:44 AM
Is the throttle/shifter advancing to a point it doesn't belong to? If it was doing that before you changed the cables and after you changed the cable---then it wasn't a cable problem. Sounds like either a throttle/shifter mechanism going past a stop or something is broke/moved. I have never gone into the throttle/shifter mechanism but if it was my boat I would be. Curiosity would have me.