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Yellow X9
04-26-2011, 11:11 PM
05-X9....Took the boat out last Sat. and noticed that the steering wheel seems to have a spot in the turning of the wheel thats tight and I can diffintley feel it. It feels like a kink, and very noticable at low speed. Woud it be time for a new Steering cable ?

Looking for thoughts, thanks

upnthebid
04-28-2011, 05:09 PM
I have a 2003 X-9 and the steering got stiff about six years after. I had the cable replaced and it was like having power steering on a Rolls. Part was $135, I can't remember how much labor was but I think the whole deal was under $300.00.

flipper
04-28-2011, 05:15 PM
05-X9....Took the boat out last Sat. and noticed that the steering wheel seems to have a spot in the turning of the wheel thats tight and I can diffintley feel it. It feels like a kink, and very noticable at low speed. Woud it be time for a new Steering cable ?

Looking for thoughts, thanks
Right away, that's the spot that breaks. I found that out the hard way.

CruisinGA
04-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Must be something about X9's and steering cables...

Noticed first weekend out that mine was starting to feel a little stiff compared to last year.

02ProstarSammyD
04-28-2011, 06:21 PM
super easy part to replace and cost isn't awful but yea that first time with a new steering cable is like the first time...............

Yellow X9
04-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the advise- New steering cable it is

Yellow X9
05-04-2011, 09:48 PM
And the New steering cable took care of the problem, almost feels like I have Power Steering

thatsmrmastercraft
05-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Congrats on a job well done.:toast:

upnthebid
05-05-2011, 10:42 AM
did you do it yourself? How big of a project was it?

02ProstarSammyD
05-05-2011, 11:04 AM
up,
Its really not a tough job at all. Its maybe an hour if its your first time. Getting it back in under the dash is the hardest part just due to size. Get a buddy to help and it makes it alot easier. Overall I'd rate it a 3 from 1-10 with changing a fuse being a 1

epnault
05-05-2011, 04:56 PM
What parts or assemblies did you have to move to get access? I am having a hard enough time trying to figure out how to lube my rudder and pivot grease fittings. The dealer said my center floor (under the back seat) pulls out and is friction fit. Anyone ever remove this floor piece? I have a 2002 ProStar 209

CruisinGA
05-05-2011, 05:15 PM
Yes, but it is attached to the bottom of the engine cover so you have to pull it all out at once. On our boat the hinges have pulled off the engine cover so I can remove the cover first and then the floor pops right out. Remember to undo the rubber hooks inside the front of the engine cover.

epnault
05-05-2011, 07:20 PM
Sweet. Thanks for the help. I did find the grease fittings and didn't have to remove my floor but this is good information if I ever have to do a cable.

02ProstarSammyD
05-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Don't quote me on this but with the cable believe you have to pull that piece to work it and also the rear storage area bottom.