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Rocko posted 10-10-2006 09:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for Rocko   Send Email to Rocko  
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
DeeVee posted 10-10-2006 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DeeVee  Send Email to DeeVee     
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.

Doug Vazquez

where2 posted 10-10-2006 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
The little search button on site can be amazing:
Rocko posted 10-11-2006 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rocko  Send Email to Rocko     
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.
where2 posted 10-11-2006 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
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.
alfa posted 10-12-2006 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfa  Send Email to alfa     
To help the community,

Teleflex has a seal kit # HS5157 : Seal gland (2), Seal gland assembly guide tool, Pin wrench.
Kit for front mount assembly..

As Where2 said Google is fine.
My 0.02

Rocko posted 10-12-2006 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rocko  Send Email to Rocko     
efduffer posted 10-15-2006 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for efduffer  Send Email to efduffer     
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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