steering system

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by tntwill, May 30, 2012.

  1. tntwill

    tntwill Hooking Lips is my life

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    ok I dont know what you call it but the tube where your steering goes through on the motor. Do you have to grease inside that tube and if so what kind of grease.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    http://www.teleflexmarine.com/support-2/faqs-2/mechanical-steering-systems/

    I always installed a Steersman type lubricating nut for added protection.
     

  3. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Steering frozen?
    Your going to have to unhook the arm, loosen the big aluminum nut that holds the cable to the threaded steering tube,beat the steering cable out of the steering tube of the motor(depending on boat you may have to pull the motor to do this) with a long extension, brake clean and force rags and wire brushes thru the steering tube (what ever you gotta do to get it clean), clean the steering cable as well, liberally wipe mercury "special 101" all over theering cable and in the tube and re-assemble. If you want to take it a step further, theres a nut that you can buy that screws on to the opposing side of the threaded tube with a grease fitting on it, so you can grease it a little easier lol.
     
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Dangit Brett !!!!!! You just beat me!!! :mad:
     
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Copy and paste beats hunt and peck yet again!
    Better luck next time grasshoppa.

                       ;D
     
  6. tntwill

    tntwill Hooking Lips is my life

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    it is a new system just for up keep down the road. thanks again guys you rock
     
  7. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Im just gonna leave it to you lol ;D
     
  8. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    there's a wire brush available,"T&H marine" makes it,it chucks in a drill - run this through the tilt tube,after the cable's out .

    those sealed nuts work well - using a good waterproof non mettalic grease is the way to fly-a good lube is corrosion block grease
    http://www.learchem.com/products/cb-grease.html

    lube the cable,before installing it in the tube...


    alot of time,the tilt tube is damaged on the inside,from corrosion,the cause  of the stuck steering.avoid the temptation of heating the tube - there's plastic bushings in there,upon heating,these will be damaged.sometimes,the cable just won't come out,at this point,the cable's cut,and the tube's replaced...
     
  9. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Fixed it for you
     
  10. jms

    jms don't let common sense get in your way

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    ain't that the truth !!!