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Old 08-23-2011, 12:26 PM
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As some of you know, Bohunterbiff is having an issue with the steering on his 18' express. The steering is locked up to the left and will not budge. It currently has a rotary steering system on it. Does anyone know how hard it is to replace this with the same system ?? Best i can explain the problems is that there is a sleeve that connects the motor to the transom mounts. There is a rod inside that sleeve that connects a bar to the motor. That bar is "stuck" in the sleeve. Is this bar supposed to expand and come out of the sleeve ?? Im trying to help him keep his boat out of the shop. He has ordered a newer "upgraded" rotary steer. Does anyone have any schematics on how this steering system works and can help a brotha out ??


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Old 08-23-2011, 12:41 PM
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Did yall try taking the steering tube out of the swivel pin bracket on the engine? Alot of times it will get caked up with grease and harden. Some times you can get lucky and take cable out and run a big enough drill bit and/or wire brush inside the swivel pin bracket and put the cable back in with plenty of pb blaster or wd-40. DO NOT use grease it will cause more harm than good.
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attached a pic of what im trying to talk about
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the piece with a hole in it is stuck in the sleeve..... the rod slides when i pull out and push in, the steering wheel turns freely.
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The steering wheel should not turn freely unless you disconneted the tie bar.
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attached a pic of what im trying to talk about

BTW yamaha does not make steering cables,the cable in the pic is a shift/throttle cable. Give me a ring if you need more help
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This is what the cable looks like...

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ok, well when i D/C the end with the nut and pull out, the wheel turns, i push it back in, the wheel turns. The end where the hole is at is stuck in the sleeve.
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ok, well when i D/C the end with the nut and pull out, the wheel turns, i push it back in, the wheel turns. The end where the hole is at is stuck in the sleeve.
Spray the hell out of it with pb blaster and let it soak overnight. Sometimes you have to get ugly with it and hit it with a big punch and hammer while someone pulls from the other side.
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Where is the boat located ?
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DeRidder........

Ryan, i hooked up a ratchet strap to it and to a tree, every time i would ratchet it, it would drag the trailer closer to the tree. We hit it with PB blaster. Do i spray that stuff inside the sleeve ??? That "eye" is wedged in there pretty tight.
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Ryan, does the rod come out ??? When i would pull the rod out of the sleeve, it would stop about 10" or so out of the sleeve.
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Ryan, i hooked up a ratchet strap to it and to a tree, every time i would ratchet it, it would drag the trailer closer to the tree. We hit it with PB blaster. Do i spray that stuff inside the sleeve ??? That "eye" is wedged in there pretty tight.

LOL would have liked to see the ratchet strap with the tree. Yes spray inside the tube. Don't be scared,use the whole can if you have to. Is the cable in a bind? On some boats I had to take the motor off the transom to get the cable out of a bind so the cable comes out straight.
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not in a bind. The cable and rod slide smoothly. Its the other side (left side as your looking at motor from rear).

It was a hoot to do that, need to bring the come-along over and re-try it. I ended up cutting a 1" gash in the top of my thumb. Look at the bass i was holding in this post---http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22380&highlight=twin... Thats what happened when I let the pressure off the ratchet strap.
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If you got a new cable ,take a sawzall and cut the old one off so you can work on it easier. Sounds like its time for the punch and hammer.
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not in a bind. The cable and rod slide smoothly. Its the other side (left side as your looking at motor from rear).

It was a hoot to do that, need to bring the come-along over and re-try it. I ended up cutting a 1" gash in the top of my thumb. Look at the bass i was holding in this post---http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22380&highlight=twin... Thats what happened when I let the pressure off the ratchet strap.
Wish you didn't live so far or I would give you a hand. Did yall hit it with a big punch and hammer?
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Jodan..... is this what the stearing rod looks like? Can you take some picture so we can see what you are doing.
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Wish you didn't live so far or I would give you a hand. Did yall hit it with a big punch and hammer?

not yet...... Do i take the rod out of the sleeve ?? If so, how ?? Then stick a punch through the sleeve and knock the other piece out ?? It is all one piece, or did it break inside the sleeve ?? Was thinking about pulling the motor, taking the sleeve out of it and working on it.
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a better understanding !!
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not yet...... Do i take the rod out of the sleeve ?? If so, how ?? Then stick a punch through the sleeve and knock the other piece out ?? It is all one piece, or did it break inside the sleeve ?? Was thinking about pulling the motor, taking the sleeve out of it and working on it.

My rod needed a little help to get it out.

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