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    Reverse cable is pulling very rough after pump install

    I recently just did an impeller swap and after reinstalling my pump, my reverse cable is very hard to pull. It's an 07 stx 12f. The cable feels very gritty to pull when u first pull on the handle, then as it reaches full reverse it gets smoother. The only thing I can think of to cause this was that I may have accidentally bent the cable but I don't know. Any ideas?


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    I suggest that you look if it is bent.

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    The exposed part really doesnt look bent so i don't know what to look for. The cable is sealed

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    Quote Originally Posted by matrixman16 View Post
    The exposed part really doesnt look bent so i don't know what to look for. The cable is sealed
    i have had ski siting in my shop while waiting for part , then when i go to move the cable its TIGHT

    my only explanation is cause the cable had a chance to dry out and rust/ corrode abit it became tight

    as some times we didn't event touch anything near it

    when the ski is constantly being used i think the water gets in and keep it lubed ( as a word )

    corrosion only happens when it dries out typicaly

    how long has it been out of the water ?


    i think the cable was on its way out anyway !!
    or you bent it on pump removal



    Waz

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    If it was ok before you pulled the pump out, and you forgot to disconnect the ball joint before you pulled the ride plate, it is probably bent. take the brass ball joint off and have another look. It dosen't have to be very bent to bind.

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    So basically I have to either deal with it or get a new cable is that correct?

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    in short yes

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