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dieselandmud
11-16-2013, 06:36 PM
2006 X2

Is there a rebuild kit for this? If so, what is the part number?
Thanks in advance
Chris

TOO-TALL
11-16-2013, 06:55 PM
My wheel has a lot of play.I took the tilt apart and found the bushing were warn.I contacted Teleflex send them a pic of the bushings,They responded.They won't sell just the bushings because of safety....bla,bla.So I would have to buy the complete tilt assembly same in your pic.

waterlogged882
11-16-2013, 07:06 PM
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mikeg205
11-16-2013, 07:31 PM
you can tighten the helm a bit - or you can just replace the front part of the mechanism for a bit over $100 - http://www.starmarinedepot.com/teleflex-sport-tilt-mechanism-for-mechanical-helm.html?gclid=CNTK06vI6roCFatAMgodO0sAXw

waterlogged882
11-16-2013, 07:59 PM
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uplander
11-16-2013, 08:43 PM
have any of you experienced a ratcheting sound when you turn back after making a turn

hope that makes sense

not trying to highjack thread but it is related subject

TOO-TALL
11-16-2013, 08:49 PM
you can tighten the helm a bit - or you can just replace the front part of the mechanism for a bit over $100 - http://www.starmarinedepot.com/teleflex-sport-tilt-mechanism-for-mechanical-helm.html?gclid=CNTK06vI6roCFatAMgodO0sAXw

Great find mike......thanks

dieselandmud
11-16-2013, 11:54 PM
Yes, THANK YOU Mike!

bturner2
11-17-2013, 07:54 AM
have any of you experienced a ratcheting sound when you turn back after making a turn

hope that makes sense

not trying to highjack thread but it is related subject

I think you may be referring to the sound of the pinion moving across the rack which is normal if there are no binds or skipping in the operation. I've noticed this mostly if the boat is out of the water and turn the wheel quickly. That is to say if we're both referring to the same noise.

uplander
11-17-2013, 08:05 AM
it was a racking sound, has only happened a couple times

dieselandmud
11-18-2013, 10:11 AM
I spoke with tech support at TeleFlex (Seastar Solutions) this morning and the gentleman on the phone basicly said that my tilt steering unit part #9151018 was junk. The replacement part is #
SH91810P.
I found it for $135.97 shipped from blackbearsportinggoods.com

thatsmrmastercraft
11-18-2013, 10:13 AM
I spoke with tech support at TeleFlex (Seastar Solutions) this morning and the gentleman on the phone basicly said that my tilt steering unit part #9151018 was junk. The replacement part is #
SH91810P.
I found it for $135.97 shipped from blackbearsportinggoods.com

Is this an improved version?

mikeg205
11-18-2013, 10:40 AM
I spoke with tech support at TeleFlex (Seastar Solutions) this morning and the gentleman on the phone basicly said that my tilt steering unit part #9151018 was junk. The replacement part is #
SH91810P.
I found it for $135.97 shipped from blackbearsportinggoods.com

Nice... love those kind of responses from manufacturers.. ;)

dieselandmud
11-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Is this an improved version?

Yes, the bushing is gone. Replaced with a bearing. I'll snap a close-up pic of it when it arrives.

dieselandmud
11-21-2013, 09:53 PM
Got the new part yesterday and installed this morning. First, the new part had no packing material inside the box, just in a plastic bag. The inside of the box looked like all the parts got in a fight with each other. Amazingly the parts were unscathed. This was the fault of Teleflex. The one on the left is the old unit, right new.

mikeg205
11-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Nice - thanks for the pics.

Osullivan
03-04-2018, 07:37 PM
Wanted to toss this out there for all of us.... I had the same issue with my tilt helm, rudder issues, and steering cable..... I've done the shoot and match by now, but for a fraction of the cost..... I dismantled everything to determine the problem areas....

Helm was missing two bushings on the port side of the mechanism. I pulled it apart, took it to my local parts house (tractors and mowers and trucks) and for $3.00 they gave me two bushings and I was in business. All tight!!!!!! Good as new.

Now the shaft that was still in the helm still had some drag in it. I took it all apart, and the shaft has a retainer washer. Pulled it off, removed the shaft from the housing, and applied new white lithium grease. Re-assembled and the wheel spins like a bike tire now.

I can't stress enough, even with all these things the steering cable was the trick. Cost $200 and worth every penny.

If you have the time and resources, take the helm apart and see if your local hardware shop can help you out.

Good luck owners.