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« on: March 30, 2011, 12:35:08 PM »
i have a rack and pinion steering and cable that is about three years old and only been in the water probably a total of 6 times if that. When i was thrashing on the boat getting it ready for parker i tried to turn the steering wheel and it was so tight it felt like the rack was gonna rip out of the dash. I installed a diverter and the steering cable end with the dual pivot. My brother and i removed the cable from the pump and transome and made it as straight as we could and still tight. any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 01:46:09 PM »
It sounds like you can count out a snag in the cable if you took it out and straightened it.  Did you move it back/forth after disconnected? 

Probably got dirt/crud in there and rusted the cable...  I put a zirk fitting at the end of mine so I could squirt grease (or a blast of air) to get the crud out after an outing.

I've got a new one I let go cheap if you need one (16')


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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 01:53:32 PM »
where do you put the zirk fitting?
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 03:05:27 PM »
you can make it out in this pic:




 


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