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Old 09-04-2018, 12:12 PM
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02 prostar replacement steering column

Can anyone confirm if this is the new steering column for a 2002 197? I've got some play in the steering wheel and rattles like mad out of the holeshot. It helped a little when I got my prop balanced, but still is pretty bad.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SeaStar-Spo...ox!76107!US!-1

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Old 09-04-2018, 12:43 PM
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I did have similar play in my '02 Prostar 197. I first noticed slop probably around 2011 and replaced in 2014. I replaced the tilt assembly and it did fix it. so I think you are on the right track. I bought my tilt replacement from skidim but I think I recall they don't have it any more. I do not think mine was by "Sea star" but (1) I might be wrong and (2) it may be a copy that works. I don't recall the component looking like that. Does anyone know if Sea Star copies Teleflex equipment?
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Old 09-04-2018, 02:57 PM
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Does anyone know if Sea Star copies Teleflex equipment?
seastar is teleflex, i think it's the same.

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Old 09-05-2018, 12:33 AM
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:34 AM
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Seems like you can get the complete unit for about 30/40 bucks more, everything might match/fit better. Have play in part of your unit/possible more elsewhere. I will be updating mine also, if your thinking about updating your steering wheel you might go with the splined version.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:46 AM
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Seems like you can get the complete unit for about 30/40 bucks more, everything might match/fit better. Have play in part of your unit/possible more elsewhere. I will be updating mine also, if your thinking about updating your steering wheel you might go with the splined version.
Do you know what the item numbers are? I do not want to get a new steering wheel.

Are you having similar symptoms? It ruins the driver experience, the vibration/shaking is awful out of the holeshot.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:59 AM
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I have a worn out tilt thats very sloppy but it doesn't seem to do that at holeshot.

Usually the wheel itself has a hub, that hub has a standard bolt pattern that allows you to get a splined vs. keyed hub. My 94's helm is a splined hub I would assume the same out of yours?
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:07 PM
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I have a worn out tilt thats very sloppy but it doesn't seem to do that at holeshot.
This is good info, because now it leads me to believe that it is once again prop related. Must just be an old prop that has been worked on too many times and has gotten out of balance again.

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Usually the wheel itself has a hub, that hub has a standard bolt pattern that allows you to get a splined vs. keyed hub. My 94's helm is a splined hub I would assume the same out of yours?
i think mine is splined
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:13 PM
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Could be prop, shaft or flex plate.
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