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monsoon
10-25-2007, 01:52 PM
The ball and socket joint that allows the steering wheel to tilt up and down is very loose on my '98 Prostar 190. All the nuts and bolts are tight but the ball has MUCH more free play inside the socket than when new. In any locked tilt position I can flop the wheel up and down a good inch or more.

What is the best way to remedy this? Am I looking at a new assembly, or can parts be changed out. Has something been worn out of it completely - a plastic bushing maybe? Who manufactures this assembly for MasterCraft?

TMCNo1
10-25-2007, 07:07 PM
This thread may give you some ideas about replacement options, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=19990

And or a MC dealer may be able to get you a replacement unit.

airchaser
03-29-2010, 02:16 AM
I am having the same problem with my 91' prostar 190, wheel moves up down and all around feels very sloppy.
How did you go about fixing yours?

Slim -Australia

engkid_486
03-29-2010, 03:25 PM
I am also interested in this topic. It seems like the bushings go bad in these things. Probably have to replace the whole column or turn some bushings yourself on a lathe to correct the problem

nitro5238
03-29-2010, 10:01 PM
Same problem with my 90' Prostar although not quite as bad as Monsoon says but it is still annoying. I hope someone has a quick fix for this.