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nomar posted 07-31-2001 09:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for nomar   Send Email to nomar  
Hi there, I'm new to this board, but I'm hoping someone can help me out. I don't know much about boat repair, but I'm trying to fix this by spending the least amount possible. I have a 15' Whaler, with a 70HP engine. It is controlled by what I "think" is side mounted hydraulic steering. My problem is that the steering cable seems to be stuck on one end. I can pull the cable (which goes from the steering wheel to the motor mount on the right side) in and out and that will move the steering wheel. But the end piece will not budge (it rotates, but will not come out...and it is a rod with an eye for the connector to turn the engine). I don't know if it is rusted on the inside of the cylindar (sp?), or if it is threaded in the housing. I'm also trying to do this without taking off the motor, but I will if it is necessary. I'm trying to get more info on my problem, but this is what I have so far. Thanks.


Dick posted 07-31-2001 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
It sounds like you have conventional mechanical steering. If you turn the steering wheel, with out the cable attached to the motor, and it does not move in and out you have a frozen steering system. You can replace just the cable but for about $20.00 more buy the complete steering kit and replace everything. Well under $200.00 for the Teleflex rotary system.
nomar posted 08-01-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for nomar  Send Email to nomar     
It is a Teleflex system, and when I turn the steering wheel, the cable does move in and out... but only to a certain extent. It seems that I need to remove the end piece with the eyelett, which is stuck inside the cylinder - but is it connected in anyway to the cable? Sorry if this doesn't make much sense, I'm taking it to be looked at today.


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