Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-10-2010, 12:46 PM
justtrimit justtrimit is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Boat: 2001 Mastercraft prostar 205v
Location: West Coast
Posts: 46
stiff steering 2001 205v

My steering is getting stiff on my 205v. Can you grease the cable to buy some time or is it a replacement deal? What kind of money am i looking at?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-2010, 12:57 PM
seth25 seth25 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Boat: 2005 X45
Location: Rocky Mtns.
Posts: 211
No way to grease the cable, replace it. The cable is about $200, with your direct drive, if you are handy, replace it yourself, should take you about 3 hours to do.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-10-2010, 01:24 PM
RiverMC197's Avatar
RiverMC197 RiverMC197 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Boat: 1997 Mastercraft Prostar 205 LT-1
Location: Midwest
Posts: 64
Replace it. I've done it on two boats. Try to somehow connect the new cable to the old one as you pull it through where it's routed through the boat's inner workings. If you can't connect them, just make sure you pay attention to where the cable currently runs so you know where to route the new one. It's not too bad. Try www.skidim.com for the parts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-10-2010, 02:08 PM
kkkeating kkkeating is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Boat: Mastercraft X-9 2001
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 184
Recommend you replace the cable as soon as possible. On ours it went from "hard to turn" to "impossible to turn" in about two weeks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-10-2010, 02:17 PM
erkoehler's Avatar
erkoehler erkoehler is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: 2008 MasterCraft ProStar 197
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
Posts: 14,474
Send a message via AIM to erkoehler Send a message via MSN to erkoehler
We have the cable in stock and ship it out for you if you are interested.

Part Number: 100861
CABLE-STEERING 19ft
$169.99

Chicago MasterCraft
815-788-1111
__________________
www.lauderdalelakesmarina.com

Last edited by erkoehler; 06-10-2010 at 02:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-10-2010, 04:26 PM
BigBarney's Avatar
BigBarney BigBarney is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Boat: '03 X-30, LQ9
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 324
Just replaced mine this weekend on my '03 X30. In 2 weeks, it really went downhill from a steering standpoint. I was afraid it was going to lock up. I took an old wakeboard rope and tied to the end of mine at the rudder connection. As I pulled the old one out from the steering wheel connection, it pulled the wakeboard rope through the route. Made snaking the new cable back through alot easier. Took about 3 hours with a buddy and a case of beer.
__________________
I wuv U, U wuv me - we're a MasterCraft famawee!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-11-2010, 12:36 AM
wheelerd's Avatar
wheelerd wheelerd is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: 2005 X2
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Posts: 884
Did the same on my '01 X5 a couple of weeks ago. Because of the rack and pinion steering unit on the end of the cable you have to pull the new one through from the front (under the dash) to the back. Like BigBarney said just tie a rope to the back end of the old cable when you pull it out, attach the new cable to that, and pull it back through. You'll need to help it around all the other cables and wiring in the bilge as you work it through.
__________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." (Henry Louis Mencken)
2005 X2, Viper Red, MCX, Acme 1285, PPass, rear 750 sacs, KGB, IBS, Bennett Wake Plate
(previous) 2001 X5, 1991 TriStar 190
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-11-2010, 12:47 AM
MariStar-Man's Avatar
MariStar-Man MariStar-Man is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Boat: 1999 Maristar 210 VRS
Location: Invisible...
Posts: 1,197
Exclamation

Curious as to what did anyone of you see what was wrong with the cable after you pulled it out...?

i mean did it get rusty and jam up or or frayed...? if it did jam, at what point in the cable?

i wanted to see if I was going to have any problems soon.

Arrevadeirche'!
__________________
1999 MasterCraft Maristar, V210, 330 Hp LTR
Mods: Upgraded Stereo, Amp, 6 Disk Changer, Zero-Flex Tower, Custom Fit Bimini Top, and of course...Teak Oil!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-11-2010, 01:54 AM
DanC's Avatar
DanC DanC is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 2003 Prostar 209, MCX, custom ballast, tower
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 839
Before you go through the effort, do the simple troubleshooting. Pull the cable off the rudder arm and see if it is still stiff. If it's not, then then you just have a clogged up rudder shaft. If it is still stiff, unbolt the cable from the steering wheel and make sure it is not the steering hub. While the odds are it is the cable, a gunked up rudder shaft is pretty common if you have not regularly greased it. A couple of minutes of troubleshooting will make sure you don't waste ~$200.
__________________
2003 ProStar 209, 2 flags, 8 cup holders
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-11-2010, 01:58 AM
flya750 flya750 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Boat: PS190
Location: Midwest
Posts: 377
Did you grease the rudder? That will cause stiff steering...if the rudder hasn't been greased in awhile...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 PM.