That picture is from an unadulterated part of the cable which from the surface looked almost perfect but still had some unusual feel or look. If it's close enough to whichever end you would just cut it out and live with a somewhat shortened cable. On the 9000 series polaris most of the time it's an internal brake just outside of where it exits the shell there's a short rigid black 90° swivel. Lot of work but saved a few and lost 24" out of its total length.Wow! Nice picture. And good advice!!
Yeah, I’ll pull the cable and see what it looks like. I have a DVM and a separate continuity tracer. I suspect the cable is the most likely source. I had noticed this last season that it had gotten really twisted up at times so I wonder if there may be cracks in the underlying wiring.