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Seastar hydraulic steering cylinder rebuild
|Author||Topic: Seastar hydraulic steering cylinder rebuild|
posted 10-10-2006 09:33 PM ET (US)
Just wondering if anyone can direct me to detail instructions on how to put new seals in a front mount seastar hydraulic steering cylinder. For example, how to disassemble,tools required. Never done this before.Thanks
posted 10-10-2006 10:12 PM ET (US)
Do a google search to the seastar website. It is very informative. I was able to narrow down the part numbers for the tool and the rebuild kit.
There are also good PDF format instructions. It was a relatively easy project made easier with the information from the website.
posted 10-10-2006 11:19 PM ET (US)
The little search button on Continuouswave.com site can be amazing:
posted 10-11-2006 06:25 PM ET (US)
Sorry,but I did do a search.I didn't find exactly what I was looking for.This is my fist time using this forum,so maybe I didn't search right.Thanks for the webpage with photos,but I do not need to replace the seals in the helm,it is the cylinder infront of my outboard that needs the seals.
posted 10-11-2006 07:26 PM ET (US)
the little user brain running where2 can be intermittent and miss the whole fact that the original poster was looking to replace the seals in the engine end. User smacks himself on the head, and sends you back to the good hands of Google, and Teleflex's own website.
posted 10-12-2006 01:14 PM ET (US)
To help the community,
Teleflex has a seal kit # HS5157 : Seal gland (2), Seal gland assembly guide tool, Pin wrench.
As Where2 said Google is fine.
posted 10-12-2006 05:20 PM ET (US)
THANKS FOR EVERYONES HELP
posted 10-15-2006 11:38 AM ET (US)
My steering cylinder seals needed to be replaced, but they were not available any longer in a kit (20 yr-old installation). Took it to my outboard mechanic, $90 and a day later I had a perfectly functioning cylinder.
Maybe a little pricey for a repair, but it sure beat the $400-600 quotes I was getting for a new cylinder that would fit my setup!
Check with your mechanic or a hydraulic rebuild shop, most likely they'll have the size seals needed to get you going again.
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