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How to free up stiff steering #9944739 04/29/14 02:49 AM
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My motor is real hard to turn does anyone know how to free up and clean the steering rods at the motor thanks.

Re: How to free up stiff steering [Re: bassnbshane] #9944824 04/29/14 03:20 AM
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buy new ones an clean the tilt tubes on the motor before installing.

Re: How to free up stiff steering [Re: bassnbshane] #9944843 04/29/14 03:30 AM
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Install hydraulic steering and never look back.

Re: How to free up stiff steering [Re: bassnbshane] #9944849 04/29/14 03:33 AM
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You will wish you would have replaced those cables sooner after you get it done.


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Re: How to free up stiff steering [Re: bassnbshane] #9945143 04/29/14 11:38 AM
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Ok, here's how you do it: Pull the cables out of the motor, soak the tubes down in penetrating oil, soak the cables also and keep working them until free and loose. Get all the old gunk out of the tubes.

Then NEVER EVER put grease on a steering cable. Light penetrating oil, lithium spray, or silicone NEVER grease, it cakes up gets dry and that's your problem.


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Re: How to free up stiff steering [Re: bassnbshane] #9946966 04/29/14 11:14 PM
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My experience has been if the steering cable tube at the motor is not causing the problem, change the cable.


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