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sgallo3
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Dorne
Member since Sep 2008
15842 posts

Boat steering wheel froze up

Any suggestions


Pepperidge
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Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
2390 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
most have a grease fittingon the cable at the back by the motor...the grease is probably dried up and is sticking the cable...

If it is all steel and not like the older plastic covered cables, I would try to use a propane torch to liquify the grease again and then get some grease into the cable and work it back and forth a lot...


lsufan112001
New Orleans Saints Fan
sportsmans paradise
Member since Oct 2006
6086 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
I used a rubber mLlet to knock it loose. I stopped using grease, it just gums it up


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
21140 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
Used grease, but clean it once a year and one will not have any problems.


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MoreOrLes
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2008
18529 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
Bad helm


Kyrie Eleison
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Port Neches, Texas
Member since Jul 2012
576 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
or stuck steering rod.

try removing the rod from the tilt tube...if you have problems taking it out, it's the aforementioned old grease. disconnect the cable from the rod and tap it out, get a wire brush and an extension for your drill (I used mine from my gun cleaning kit once...along with the copper brush), and clean the tube with diesel or some other solvent. then clean the rod, lightly grease the rod, reinsert and reseat the cable, and pump some new marine grease in tube.

but a bad helm is a solid guess, too...


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42850 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
Change everything.

The cable is going to break. Spend $200 and get a new cable and helm.


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HeadBusta4LSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2007
10549 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
I went through this last year. You most likely broke a gear in the helm. You need to replace the helm and the steering cable.

A tip for you. Duct tape the new cable to the old one and pull it through. It's an easy job to do yourself


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TBoy
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2007
3053 posts

re: Boat steering wheel froze up
Start working out?


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