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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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86 merc broken pullrope

hello i have a 86 20hp mercury and the pullrope broke tonite 5 days before duck season of all times. My question is do i just need a new rope or the whole assembly and what is the difficulty to fix it any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 02:19 AM
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Re: 86 merc broken pullrope

Should just need a new rope. I dont think its a very hard job. May have to remove a bolt or two to get access to where the rope is tied.

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Re: 86 merc broken pullrope

Hey thanks for the input have u ever done any such thing before
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Re: 86 merc broken pullrope

Wrap a rope around the flywheel and give it a pull will get you running until you can fix it. Just tie a knot on one end and slip it in the groove and give it a pull. It will get you thru Saturday than fix it Sunday. I always carry an extra length of line that I can use on the flywheel if the line breaks while I'm out. I use enough line to wrap around the flywheel twice. Usually one pull and I'm good to go.
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Re: 86 merc broken pullrope

Easy fix. Done it lot's of times on my 82 25 hp merc. Just a few bolts, and the assembly comes off. Wind up the spring and attach a new rope.

Remember...Don't do what I did, and use the same rope. It is a quick fix but won't last. Buy a new rope.

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Re: 86 merc broken pullrope

If I'm not mistaken the size on the rope is 3/16 of an inch thick.
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