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Shift Cable Kit for OMC Cobra Sterndrive replaces 987661 986654 987498

4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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  • Shift Cable Kit for OMC Cobra Sterndrive replaces 987661 986654 987498
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  • Shift Cable Bellows for all OMC Cobra Sterndrives replaces 911826
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  • U-Joint Bellows for OMC Cobra and Volvo DP-S, SX replaces 3854127 and 3854127-2
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Product Description

Shift Cable Assembly for OMC Cobra Sterndrive. Replaces OMC 987661 (older 986654, 987498). Complete kit including gasket set to repair mechanical lower shift cable on OMC Cobra Sterndrive 1986-1993. Please compare part numbers. This cable may not fit some late model 5.0L fuel injected engines, 2.3L OMC Ford engines, 5.7L OMC engines in 1987 or late model 5.8L engines (e.g. the 1993 5.8L). Those applications may require a special cable. Does not fit King Cobra! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE PURCHASING!!!!!!! The OMC Cobra has very specific shift linkage unlike any other brands! We HIGHLY recommend that you (or your mechanic) have the following three items on hand before attempting to install this cable yourself: OMC COBRA SERVICE MANUAL (do NOT attempt without one!), BELL CRANK ALIGNMENT PLATE & SHIFT CABLE TOOL. The installation can be performed without those tools, but it is a lengthy process. Failure to route the cable correctly, set the appropriate length adjustments or drag can cause immediate or premature failure of your cable and is NOT considered a warranty item!

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004S6RHLC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,395 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Troy Howard on May 20, 2013
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This replacement cable arrived much faster than quoted and had everything required for replacement. Make sure if you decide to attempt this yourself on an OMC that you have the repair manual and you may want the measuring tools there are some plastic ones available for $50. I used the measuring tape method and it was kind of a pain but shifts like a dream now.
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Great price, fast shipping... Installed fine... My boat mechanic was impressed with the quality... Hope it's the last one I have to by since they cost a few bucks to have installed... Typical problem with older Four Winns..
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Good value but all I needed was the inner cable because my outer cable housing was already new (long story). Unfortunately, the inner cable diameter on this new cable was about 0.005" larger than the existing inner cable. It went into the lower part of the existing outer cable housing fine but hung up about 1 inch from the top end due to a restriction. I overcame this by blowing compressed air into the lower end of the existing cable housing to blow out the chips while I drilled out the top restriction on the outer cable housing. I then replaced the inner cable, installed the top fitting and adjusted the bottom shift lever using plastic alignment tools. it now shifts nicely with very little force or control drag. Well worth replacing if your OMC is hard shifting.
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Replaced the shift cable on an 89 bayliner with 3.0 L engine and now the shifter works like new again.
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the shift cable kit for my 89 bayliner capri installed and worked fine, I didn't find the cable hard to adjust as was mentioned in all the blogs I had read, I also installed a new steering cable as well as a new gimble bearing with boots at the same time. my engine lift worked great to remove and reinstall the out drive. the five star was that I loved it and thought that was a little over kill, 4 star ratting was that I liked it, which was adequate for the cable kit. shipping was great and fast at standard rate, thank you
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Have been using this for a few years. I have not had any issues with it. I installed it myself and then took it to a shop for final adjustment. It has been working ever since.
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this was exactly what I needed to fix a new purchase after hitting dock first with no reverse. Thanks again. R.BNGR
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The Shift Cable Kit worked very well. I was having problems with my outdrive and this helped solve the problem.
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