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Hydraulic Steering Issue! Help! #10626869 02/18/15 03:27 AM
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Well, I just bought a 98' Charger that has a 98' Ymaha VMAX 150 on the back and the steering is near completely gone.
It has hydraulic steering, and the issue is is that the steering is super loose. I can push the motor side to side with one finger all the way to each side, when I turn the steering wheel, the motor moves about an inch every 4 rotations in the steering wheel. The steering wheel is in no way tight at all, I can spin it hard and it will keep going for a few turns.
Now with that said, I have not noticed any kind of leakage, but I have not really got down to checking for leaks that could be hidden. The steering bar on the motor is a coated a bit in fluid whoch could be part of this issue.
Where should I begin?
How should I begin?
What do you think is the issue?


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Re: Hydraulic Steering Issue! Help! [Re: Ricky Taylor] #10626973 02/18/15 04:11 AM
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To start with the system has a bunch of air in it, probably due to leaking seals which is a common problem. I would get some fluid and bleed the system and check where your leak is, then fix and re-bleed.

Re: Hydraulic Steering Issue! Help! [Re: Ricky Taylor] #10627022 02/18/15 04:56 AM
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Ricky, get a rebuild kit for your steering and install. If you have problems with it give me a pm and I will help you fix it. Ebay has kits the cheapest so find out which you need and order one. If it's leaking I guarantee you it needs to be rebuilt.

Re: Hydraulic Steering Issue! Help! [Re: Ricky Taylor] #10627318 02/18/15 01:49 PM
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The issue is that very few boat owners or their mechanics check the hydraulic steering oil level. Pay attention to any leaks and get it fixed. Good Luck


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