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Mechanical rack single cable steering replacement #13231350 07/31/19 06:35 PM
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I have a Skeeter TZX170 and in the end of last lake visit me steering started sleeping and making a strange noises in rack area.

How difficult and expensive is replace it? I figured out that it is "mechanical rack&pinion single cable steering system". Can I replace just rack without cable replacement or full replacement required?

Also, I was told that it may require to take outboard out if there is not enough space to take old cable out (and put new one in).

Any help is appreciated

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Re: Mechanical rack single cable steering replacement [Re: planotex] #13232295 08/01/19 02:30 PM
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How old is the cable? I would start there. I had my Ranger for 30 years and replaced several cables but helm was original. Not a bad job depending on clearance at the motor. Some don't have enough room. If you have a jackplate it makes it easier.


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Re: Mechanical rack single cable steering replacement [Re: planotex] #13232421 08/01/19 03:55 PM
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$225 plus the parts, the cable is approx. $130


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