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Old 01-12-2018, 03:15 AM
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X2 hydraulic steering issues

I have a 2009 x2 ss with hydraulic steering. At low speeds you turn wheel and at certain point it seems to bite in and turn hard. At high speed the bow of the boat starts moving around all by itself. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:14 PM
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I have a 2009 x2 ss with hydraulic steering. At low speeds you turn wheel and at certain point it seems to bite in and turn hard. At high speed the bow of the boat starts moving around all by itself. Any help would be much appreciated.
You got air in the lines. Probably time to change all the steering fluid. Same thing happened to my 07 X2 .
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:29 AM
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You got air in the lines. Probably time to change all the steering fluid. Same thing happened to my 07 X2 .
When yours did it was anything else wrong?just wondering how air has got in there?
Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:30 AM
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Did you do it yourself or take it to shop.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:13 PM
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I tried to do it myself, with no luck. I just didnt know what I was doing. I took mine to WaterSports Central, in Seneca, SC. Those guys are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:00 AM
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Hey Guys,
i got a 2006 X2 and itīs my first Model with hydraulic Steering.

Is it normal, that steering with one Hand is that hard? The Wheel of my Prostar with cable steering can be tourned with one Finger, but the X2 needs almost both hands...
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:38 AM
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Hey Guys,
i got a 2006 X2 and itīs my first Model with hydraulic Steering.

Is it normal, that steering with one Hand is that hard? The Wheel of my Prostar with cable steering can be tourned with one Finger, but the X2 needs almost both hands...
Shouldn't be THAT hard to turn, but its definitely a little harder than cable steering.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:47 AM
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Thanks, i will check Fluid and cylinder!
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:18 PM
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This is a ham-fisted wrench speculating wildly, but I bet you could top off the fluid reservoir and turn the wheel lock to lock to bleed the system. Presume the reservoir fill is at the helm under the black rubber cap.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:25 AM
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You are right, the reservoir fill ist next to the steering Wheel unter a black Cap.
Now i remember, that i had a green spot on my socks last year while driving.
Maybe the fill hose is leaking.

I will try to fix it and refill the system, ordered new Fluid a few month ago...

This is the reservoir cap, right?
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