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Cicada posted 11-04-2002 08:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Cicada   Send Email to Cicada  
15' Sport with Johnson outboard. Put it up for the winter and started to dismantle all of the wood for refinishing this winter. Started on the console. Removed all of the guages, wires etc. Got to the teleflex and thought I better stop before I destroy it. Is pulling rod from motor tube correct way to remove? Since the tilt switch is already disconnectd does position of motor(up or down) matter? Also, key in the steering wheel shaft seems to be frozen. Sprayed with WD 40 and am letting it soak before going to heat. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul
ShrimpBurrito posted 11-05-2002 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Cicada -

Check out on the steering cable, and and for steering wheel removal.

The proper way to remove the wheel is with a wheel puller, but many use a trusty hammer.

Gep posted 11-05-2002 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
How do I get the steering cable off of the engine? (92 Yamaha 130)
I already figured out how to get the steering cable out of the steering wheel assembly.
Is there any tricks to getting it back in when I go to reinstall it?
Do I put the engine cable on first or the sterring column side first?
tully_mars posted 11-05-2002 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
BTW all, if anyone needs to replace the steering cable with an old style Teleflex helm (Safe T helm but not quick connect) I have an extra 16' Steering cable. Just make an offer and it is in the mail to you...

It would save you the cost of getting the entire new steering helm and cable kit.


Tully Mars

weekendwarrior posted 11-05-2002 04:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for weekendwarrior  Send Email to weekendwarrior     
Your situation may be different, but in the 17' montauk that I rigged a few months ago I ran the cable first, then attached it to the motor and then to the helm. Probably could have reversed the last two steps without trouble though. One important note, I had to remove the motor to get the cable into the motor tube without bending it in the wrong places. You may need to dismount your motor to get the cable out safely. Also to remove the steering wheel use a gear or steering wheel puller if you have one, that should pop it right off.
Cicada posted 11-06-2002 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cicada  Send Email to Cicada     
Thanks to all for the input.

Shrimpburrito, thanks for the links. Did a search but only one thread came up.

I've got some good direction here now. Glad I asked. Saves alot of time in the long run. I'd like to get back at it today but have to wait until the week-end.

One note. The wheel came off easily. The woodruf key is what's frozen in the shaft.

Thanks again, Paul

Cicada posted 11-11-2002 09:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cicada  Send Email to Cicada     
Finally got back to work on the sport. Got the key out of the shaft, WD40 is great if you give it some time. Dismounted the steering unit from the console, loosed the nut. Got the cable out to the end and then it stopped. Is this cable connected somehow and will the unit need to be disassembled? The other threads that I've read indicate that it can just be pulled out.

All of this might be pretty moot. Inspection of the cable showed deterioration in the covering and breakage of the wire that surrounds the cable itself in three diferent places. Not too excited about loosening the motor mounts to remove the cable but may not have an alternative.
Again, any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Paul

ShrimpBurrito posted 11-12-2002 12:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Cicada - my cable just pulled right out. Maybe one of the frays in the cable got caught where it contacts the steering wheel gear. Take the plastic tube off the steering mechanism and maybe try pushing it in again to see if there are any frays or gouges in the cable that could cause it to hang up.

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