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  1. #1

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    Jun 2015

    2004 GTX Reverse Problem

    The reverse on my seadoo isn't fully working. I can pull the lever to put it in reverse; however, when I put the lever back into forward, it stays in reverse. It works out of the water only. I found where the problem appears to be coming from. The cable connecting the the lever to the bucket had a part come disconnected from the hull. I have tried to screw it back in with no success. I'm not sure if I need to take the pump off, or how to fix it. Just seeing if anyone has had a problem like this, or knows if it can be fixed without bring it in to get service.
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    It appears the insert has broken off. There is plenty of write-ups pertaining to this issue. I replaced both of mines (reverse and steering) with aluminum fittings.
    Last edited by Shacho762; 06-09-2015 at 04:58 PM.

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    Mar 2014
    White Rock, BC
    I've heard of this problem, but never actually saw a post until now. I replaced my steering insert with an aluminum, but thought I was being over-cautious. I highly recommend replacing it with an aluminum one instead of the stock Sea-Doo one.

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    North Central Arkansas
    Yep, broken cable nut. The ones I've fixed have been sitting in the water at slips. I would guess the long term water exposure rots the plastic.

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    Jun 2015
    I have struggled to get the old threads out. I tried with a flat head screw driver and didn't have much success.

    Also, how do you disconnect the rod from the reverse cable?

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