Ok, so went to drag the D2D out and see if I could covince my son to take me fishing and noticed the steering is stuck. He blames me of course, says its because of the grease I put on it a while back when he asked me whta to use, I cleaned it and sprayed a semi-dry white lithium product on it. Its the standard TeleFlex single cable, transom/bulkhead mounted, non tilt-tube install. Disconnected it from the engine, good news its not the engine thats at fault, its def. the cable. Managed to free the cable up, pulled off the rubber seal where the bar goes in and out of the aluminum tube (side clsest to motor) held stationary by the transom mount. Can't get the tube to break loose from the cable nut (side away from the motor) though. I was able to get as much of it cleaned up nicely with some dangerous chemicals and good old elbow energy as you can see when its fully extended. Pulled the rubber peice off where the bar goes in/out of the tube and it has a fabric washer/wiper type bushing that swipes the bar as it moves in and out, appears to be what should to keep the dirt out, but we all know nothing keeps salt out. Any ideas on how to break the tube loose from the large nut attached to the end of the cable housing ? Tube is alimunim and so is the nut. What is a good grease to use on the shaft as well as the fiber wiper/washer and maybe work it down into the cable itself ?