12JC steering tube leak

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« on: May 06, 2013, 08:26:10 PM »
I have found a small leak on my steering tube on my 12JC.  When in the water, a drop comes out where the cable goes in to the tube by the threads.  I recently replaced the cable, and I was wondering if there was something special I was supposed to do to seal this off?


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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 08:48:30 PM »
I have found a small leak on my steering tube on my 12JC.  When in the water, a drop comes out where the cable goes in to the tube by the threads.  I recently replaced the cable, and I was wondering if there was something special I was supposed to do to seal this off?

They make a booty kit for them.. I always just used a tournament boat cable end with the o-ring..  Cant find the Teleflex part number right now, but looks something like this.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/TELEFLEX-SA27274P-ALUMINUM-STEERING-SUPPORT-TUBE-8847-/360503285879?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&vxp=mtr&hash=item53efab9877

My dad likes these http://www.amazon.com/Steering-Cable-Boot-8-in/dp/B001PRYGAW which is virtually a Ford Pinto steering rack boot... :sly:
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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 09:02:06 PM »
Small leaks, drips, I wouldn't worry in the least about. They take water on from everywhere. Weep holes in the headers, shorty headers not quite over the transom, even SHOULD be dripping some water from the packing in the front of the jet pump. That's what the bilge pump is for. It's gonna take on water from most all of these sources, let alone any other reasons.

What GT said may take care of it, but remember 2 things. If you tighten up things completely water tight on that, steering the thing is gonna be a byatch! A boot, I dunno, would seem to me a place to hold water, then rot everything out quicker, cables and such.

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 09:03:50 PM »
Small leaks, drips, I wouldn't worry in the least about. They take water on from everywhere. Weep holes in the headers, shorty headers not quite over the transom, even SHOULD be dripping some water from the packing in the front of the jet pump. That's what the bilge pump is for. It's gonna take on water from most all of these sources, let alone any other reasons.

What GT said may take care of it, but remember 2 things. If you tighten up things completely water tight on that, steering the thing is gonna be a byatch! A boot, I dunno, would seem to me a place to hold water, then rot everything out quicker, cables and such.

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 09:21:33 PM »
Well I do have Rewarders with the weep holes, I just don't like looking back and seeing the drip from the steering tube.  I will look at those links and see if I can come up with a solution

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 09:58:10 PM »
Well I do have Rewarders with the weep holes, I just don't like looking back and seeing the drip from the steering tube.  I will look at those links and see if I can come up with a solution

Well, I think you're looking for a solution to a non-problem........     :screwy:

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 07:18:10 AM »
I put one of these on my steer tube a few years back...works great an keeps the cable lubed. I would consider replacing the rubber bushing for the outside as well.
http://www.cpperformance.com/p-15903-steering-tube-seal-nut.aspx

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 11:54:49 PM »
Your Mom,

Does that fit the 12JC, I saw that before, and I swear it wasn't for that pump, I may be wrong as well

Also, rubber bushing?  My cable just comes out of the tube and hooks to the drive, I do not see a rubber bushing, unlesss it is behind the nut that holds the steering tube on?

 


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