Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

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Re: Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

Postby amytom » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:28 am

After re reading...

Try wiggling the gear shift. Sounds like the neutral switch may be out of whack. There are two places you might find a neutral switch, in the gear shift lever or on the engine on the shift linkages close to the shifter down rod.


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Re: Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

Postby NautiBits » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:53 am

I know there is a switch inside the throttle mechanism. I've tested both sets, port and starboard, and both function.

Might there be another switch inside the engine?

Oh, I'm also going to start it by rope (I know, Neanderthal, right?) just to show the Admiral that we're full of... safety..redundancies.
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Re: Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

Postby amytom » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:09 am

Some of them have the second switch still hooked up. Me, I bypassed both switches and just think before I turn the key.

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Re: Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

Postby NautiBits » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:30 am

Arrrgghhh, that FIVE letter word....THINK....a concept...
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Re: Thelma and Louise Up To No Good

Postby NautiBits » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:42 pm

Well....

Nothing was broken. I pulled and checked all sorts of gadgetry. I put it back together. The she-devil cranked right up. Corrosion I guess, like her heart! She's back in the engine bay planning her next move.

Many thanks to the Doghouse Clan for lending me their best mechanic.
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