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Sea Star Steering #13426608 02/04/20 04:14 PM
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Air in the lines. Replaced the seals and it seemed good. Took it to the lake and not so much. Pretty sure I bled them good. Wasn't seeing any leakage before or now. Whats next?

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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13426823 02/04/20 06:41 PM
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if you still have air in the lines did nit get it all out of the system may need to be bled againn


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13427658 02/05/20 12:24 PM
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I would bleed it again. Last one I installed took quite a bit to get all the air out. It doesn’t take hardly any air to foul one up.

Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13427665 02/05/20 12:37 PM
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Definitely continue bleeding system. Follow MFG bleeding procedures to a T. You know it's right when motor trimmed down, steering wheel centered, try and push motor manually left and right. You should have 1/4" or less of movement in either direction. If more than 1/4" continue bleeding system and checking.

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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13427825 02/05/20 02:27 PM
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take it to someone with a power purge it circulates fluid thru the system til all the air is gone.

Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13428017 02/05/20 04:30 PM
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We have a puge machine we can bleed your system.
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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13428026 02/05/20 04:34 PM
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Bring it to over and i will help you do it right.


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13432310 02/09/20 01:09 AM
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Turn the steering wheel slowly, it froths the fluid and makes air entrapment.


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13432597 02/09/20 01:04 PM
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Here is system that is both simple and can be made from stuff at the hardware store.
Easy to use and tips about the different fluids you can use.
https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/819270-bleeding-hydraulic-steering-yourself.html


Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13434350 02/10/20 09:02 PM
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take it to a shop that has the machine to do it... you won't be sorry.


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13435236 02/11/20 02:20 PM
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I have the purge machine to bleed your steering system


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13437693 02/13/20 12:53 AM
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let me know I can bleed it for you


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Re: Sea Star Steering [Re: tricky] #13441187 02/16/20 12:30 PM
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They're a PITA to bleed and you have to get every bit of air out. That being said you can do it yourself or better with the help of a friend. Take your time and do it EXACTLY as seastar describes and all will be good. Took me awhile to get all the air out of mine....

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