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Chris posted 12-04-2001 03:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chris   Send Email to Chris  
How does the Teleflex steering cable on a 1989 13 BW disconnect from the motor? I have unscrewed the cable retaining but cannot pull it out of tube on motor.
whalerron posted 12-04-2001 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

Have you disconnected the cable end from the link arm? The link arm is the piece that actually connects to the tiller arm on the outboard. The other end of it bolts to the end of the cable that protrudes from the tilttube on the outboard.

- ron

Chris posted 12-04-2001 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chris  Send Email to Chris     
Yes, the Link arm has been disconnected. The piece that is protruding out of the tilt tube seems frozen. If connect the link arm to it and try to pull it doesn't some nor can it be pushed in. On the other side (starboard) where the cable inserts it seems to move in and out freely but only to a point where it will make a positive stop making it unable to be removed from the tube
ratherwhalering posted 12-05-2001 03:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Chris:

I had this problem with my montauk. Try reconnecting the retaining nut to the starbord tilt tube. Disconnect the port link arm, and see if the push rod moves freely in and out of the port side tilt tube, using the wheel to move the rod. Then turn the wheel all the way counterclockwise, untill the rod is barely visible in the port tilt tube. Disconnect the starbord retaining nut and gently try to work out the rod. If this doesnt work, try tapping the rod end with a rubber mallet. There is (sometimes) a rubber o-ring washer on the port tilt tube that inhibits the flat rod end from entering the tilt tube, so tread lightly! Once the flat push rod end in past the port tilt tube threshold, the entire assembly should come out easily. Just be careful that the starbrd. retaining nut and excess cable/rod have somewhere to go on the starboard side of the boat. If these are obstructed, then you may have to lift the engine off the transom.

If the rod gets stuck inside the tilt tube, try tapping a soft wood dowel into the port tilt tube side. This worked well for me.

--rob--

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