Remove Mechanical Cable Steering, Single Cable Drive

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grizzly
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Remove Mechanical Cable Steering, Single Cable Drive

Postby grizzly » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:52 pm

I am removing [the single cable mechanical cable] steering gear from my 1977 Sport to refinish the wood. I believe this is the original, non-hydraulic steering.

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Fig. 1. Backside view of older mechanical cable steering helm
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I can’t figure out how to remove the steering cable from where it attaches to the worm gear or drive that is attached to the steering wheel under the console. I removed the nut attaching the cable to the drive but that did not allow the steering cable to be detached.

Q1: Is it necessary to first pull off the steering wheel?

goldstem
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Re: Remove steering 15’ Sport

Postby goldstem » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:32 pm

if the nut is off, just turn the wheel, if it sucks the cable in, turn it the other way, it will push the cable all the way out

grizzly
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Re: Remove steering 15’ Sport

Postby grizzly » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:59 pm

Yes that worked. Thanks.