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Old 04-01-2010, 16:37   #1
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Hunter Transmission Cable Size

I need to replace the engine control cable, the transmission cable, would anyone know the proper length for a 1993 Hunter Legend 375? I removed the broken cable and know it too long. This cable was replaced only a year ago, and never worked like the old cable. Always hard to shift and was installed backwards. You had to put the gear shift in reverse to go forward , etc. Last weekend it snapped at the clevis. The mechanic that did the replacement is being uncooperative, so I have decided to replace it myself.

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Old 04-01-2010, 20:10   #2
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Critical length and small parts...

I replaced the control pod that came with Boracay as the old plastic lever had broken. The old cables worked just fine.

Some thoughts from a few years ago:-
* There are a few very small but irreplaceable parts in the control pod. Be very careful not to loose them.
* Part of my problem was that the gearbox was not functioning correctly. I fixed this by replacing the gearbox. It may be possible to check this by moving the lever on the gearbox forward or backwards. This must be done with the engine stopped for safety reasons.
* My control pod could be wired to be forward or reverse. Gave me a headache working it out.
* The cables may be used by trucks. If money is tight taking your old cable to a truck shop may get what you need, or searching online may help.
* Check your cable lengths by running the cables smoothly from the control pod to the transmission and engine controls. Allow for ties to secure them away from trouble. Make a note of where they end and the adjustments. Some light adjustment to lengths could be made by making the bends slightly sharper or gentler, but if they are really the wrong length you'll have to buy new ones.
* There cables may be adjustable by way of a nut on the cable. Allow for this when you are working out the correct cable length.
* Talk with your chandler about getting the correct length cable.
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Old 04-01-2010, 20:42   #3
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What Kind of Engine/transmission do you have?

There are several different sizes of cables depending on the mechanical force needed to engage the transmission.
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Chief.. the engine is a Yanmar 3JH2E, transmission is Kanzaki SS# ER7732. The Edson service rep suggested replacing both cables since the hard part is getting to them. He suggested removing the throttle cable and use that one to measure by. The the throttle cable is not original. I have emailed Hunter service for their take on the correct measurement. Maybe another 375 owner can provide help.
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Ah yes the "Old Pedson Edestal"....I can understand why your "mechanic" is uncooperative....they are a real PITA to work on at times....you have to take everything apart to get to them....and that is not a fun job even when it is warm.....
Call Edson, they should be able to give you the correct length from their application files.
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Thanks, Chief.
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BTW if you have had it apart...that is half the battle...those machine screws at the top can be a rea *&^*% to get out.

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