Cable steering adjustment?
Posted May 14 2008 - 5:36 PM
I have a bit too much freeplay in my steering. It is basic cable steering to a 90 hp 2 stroke Yamaha. Is there a way too remove some of this freeplay?
Thanks for the help.
Posted May 16 2008 - 7:14 AM
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Posted May 27 2008 - 1:05 PM
I couldnâ€™t believe this almost new steel cable that should be able to tow a car broke under no stress at all so I looked first in the steering box.
It broke inside the casing where it connects to the rod. Definitely a manufacturing issue. 5 calls to them and not a single one returned so far. Talk with a woman who was clueless prior to replacing the cable looking for answers. She was insisting the cable had a one piece solid SS rod on the end. While holding it in my hand I was trying to explain the design of the product that employees her but she didnâ€™t get it and just kept reading her script. I kept asking her if the rod is a solid one piece part connected to the casing how does it move the engine.
It is 2 parts that slides over another hollow rod pushing and pulling the cable end to move the engine.
By the way, if you open that steering box up Teleflex will tell you it must be replaced for safety reasons. If you have a Teleflex box that is. It's very basic and comes apart as easy at it goes together.
Cable moved fine in the box. Itâ€™s on a gear so I would think the steel strand that wraps around the cable and engages the steering gear could be broke or damaged if you have play. Other than that there isnâ€™t really anything that could cause play. The rod connects direct to the cable so no way for play to happen there. I would have to guess itâ€™s in your steering box. 7 bolts will tell you very quickly if something is wrong in the box. Either the clutches (if you have any) or the cable in the box would be the only place any play can happen.
Lets us know how you made out.
Posted May 27 2008 - 5:32 PM
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