I've recently purchased a 2002 Bass Tracker Pro Team 165, with a 40HP Mercury 2-stroke motor.
I threw the muffs on it, and the motor started right up for the first time after the winter without a problem. However, it won't engage to drop into Forward or Reverse. I've taken apart the throttle control console, and it seems as if the "assisted idle, throttle only" button is stuck, so the shift cable is never being moved by the control arm.
Does anyone know where I can find a replacement throttle control arm like that, or know where to get a replacement pin for the button itself? It's lost is 'clicky'-ness; the button seems to be broken, and it's like it just won't pop back out of it's 'neutral only' position.
I'd really prefer to just fix the button itself, rather than completely replace the throttle control. I'd like to solve this in as budget-friendly a manner as possible, of course.
Any and all help is appreciated.