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Old 24-05-2020, 11:25   #1
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How/Where to adjust shift cable?

I've a Yanmar 3GM30F engine with a KH3-P gearbox and an Edson pedestal. I suspected that the cable wasn't adjusted correctly, so I removed it from the gearbox side and took some measurements. The control cable I have is a Morse D32377-003.

According to the service manual, from Neutral to Forward or Reverse, you should have a minimum of 1.42-inches of travel, or 2.84-inches overall. My cable measures only 2.75-inches overall and the neutral to Reverse length is definitely shorter than the forward.

There are no adjustments on the shift lever. Mounted on the end of the cable is a connection fork. Do I change the adjustment by screwing the end piece in/out - or by getting a longer end? Or do I need to move the whole cable at the clamp inside the pedestal. (which is halfway down the inside of the pedestal and almost impossible to see)
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Re: How/Where to adjust shift cable?

I think I would try first to disconnect the cable from the transmission and see if you get the total travel required as a min, if you get a little more I believe it will be fine, but if you don’t get enough your not fixing that at the transmission end, that I believe will mean the other end either has to be further out on the arm, or maybe the arm is positioned so that it’s not 90 degrees to the shaft in neutral, the further away from 90 degrees it is, The shorter it’s apparent length is.
But I’m not familiar with your quadrant so I don’t know what adjustments there are if any.
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Re: How/Where to adjust shift cable?

The cable length should be adjusted so that neutral is at the center of the cable end travel. There should be a threaded fork fitting in one or both ends of the cable. If you canít get there by adjusting the fork(s) then you may be able to move the end of the cable housing at the transmission by installing the cable clamp in a different set of holes in the mounting bracket. The clamp should fit into a groove in the cable housing so the whole thing has to be moved to new mounting holes, you shouldnít just try to slide the cable end in the clamp. The clamp in the pedestal is similar, there is no adjustment available there.
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