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#10805722 - 04/29/15 06:37 AM Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT
TM487VS Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 396
Loc: Moose Crossing
96 200 EFI. Ranger 487VS The motor has a lot of slack in the sleeve that enables the motor to turn back and forth - it is cast iron, I believe. when on the trailer I can pull the motor up and side to side and their is more play than there should be. When at WOT I get an occasional slight skip - can be left or right. The hydraulic steering has been completely serviced so I do not believe that is causing the skips. Anyone have similar problem, or experience with getting the sleeve replaced? I can't be good considering where it is located...
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#10805748 - 04/29/15 06:54 AM Re: Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT [Re: TM487VS]
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Which part are you talking about?
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#10808319 - 04/30/15 06:22 AM Re: Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT [Re: TM487VS]
TM487VS Offline
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Not sure. Maybe the cast iron sleeve is worn, possibly bushing - if there are any. I don't really know which parts are worn, causing the problem, or what's involved to fix it.
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#10808332 - 04/30/15 06:35 AM Re: Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT [Re: TM487VS]
TM487VS Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
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Found this on site - similar to what I have going on. Any experience out there with what this may cost to repair?

http://www.bbcboards.net/mercury-3-liter...en-tilting.html


When servicing the swivel bushings- ALL wear components should be replaced:

-Thrust Washer
-Bushings (2)
-Seal (upper)
-O-ring (lower)
-Spacer
-Lock Ring

-Swivel TUBE and YOKE (if there is ANY play at the spline, or if tube is worn at bushing area).
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#10808799 - 04/30/15 09:43 AM Re: Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT [Re: TM487VS]
Team Brown Stripe Offline
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Registered: 04/25/07
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You're not running a Baystar steering system are you?
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#10832490 - 05/10/15 10:21 AM Re: Mercury Steering Problem @ WOT [Re: TM487VS]
TM487VS Offline
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Registered: 02/24/05
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Loc: Moose Crossing
Mine is Sea Star. Thought that was the problem. Had it serviced. Didn't fix it frown
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