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wsdud 10-18-2007 12:28 PM

My friend has a 1998 malibu sunsetter and in the last few weeks its getting harder the turn the steering wheel. Can anyone tell me what this could be and how to fix it <BR> <BR>thanks

dhr 10-18-2007 12:34 PM

two things there is a grease fitting on the rudder box grease that if it does not free up replace the steering cable

monkey 10-21-2007 10:39 AM

I had the same boat and that happened. In my case, the cable was starting to rust, and eventually snapped while I was driving, which was dangerous. I had it replaced with a better stearing system. I think he called it "rack and pinion". It never had trouble again.

pri3st 10-21-2007 11:17 AM

Does it have a tilt wheel? I have a '93 Sunsetter w/ tilt &amp; it was really hard to turn &amp; had alot of up &amp; down movement &amp; eventually locked up (I procrastinate) Turns out it was the tilt unit. There is a U-joint in there &amp; it broke. I had already ordered a new helm &amp; steering cable (skidim.com) so I replaced it all &amp; eliminated the tilt assembly. But the old steering cable &amp; helm (gearbox behind dash) were still in perfect working order.

erik_c 10-21-2007 3:06 PM

Its the cable.

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