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Old 11-13-2011, 03:55 PM
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Sticking 197 Steering

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I've just started to notice my steering, sticking at either full lock, I've pulled the cable off at the rudder end, greased cable, rudder port and cable piviot point, and they seem free. It appears as though it may be in the rack. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:31 PM
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You need a new steering cable.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:45 PM
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Sounds like the correct diagnosis.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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Does anyone know what length cable to order?
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:57 PM
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Does anyone know what length cable to order?
The length will be stamped into the cable at the rudder end. Going by this will ensure you get the correct cable length.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:25 AM
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Can you narrow it down for me, I've look all over for a "stamped number", and as we'd say Down Under, "Im buggered íf I can find it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:22 AM
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Found the number in the cable. It was about 2 1/2ft from the rudder end and was on the underside', of course (had to disconnect it and turn it to see it) Anyway for future reference the cable length is 19ft. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:59 AM
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The same thing happened to me. It was the guide tube near the rudder. Rust and debris had collected there. I cleaned it out, painted it inside and outside. Now, the cable moves like new.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:41 AM
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Found the number in the cable. It was about 2 1/2ft from the rudder end and was on the underside', of course (had to disconnect it and turn it to see it) Anyway for future reference the cable length is 19ft. Thanks for your help.
Sorry I wasn't more specific the first time......would have saved you some time and effort.
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