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Old    Brian Johnson (70mercury)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-28-2010, 8:50 AM Reply   
Hey All

New member, first post

I am having a tough time with the steering on my 2002 Malibu Sportster. It started getting worse since last year and is now pretty bad.
I think it may need to be greased some how but not sure. It is real tough to turn the steering wheel. I know that there are no obstructions or something wrapped around the rudder.
There is some kinda steering box behind the dash that is long and skinny, and then I traced the cable all the way to the mufflers where there is some kinda box mounted to the boat hull.

The question I have is... Has anyone had a similiar problem? How do I go about fixing it or greasing it?
Came across this website just searching for some info.
Any help you can give would be totally appreciated.

Thanx from CT.

Brian
Old    D H (dhcomp1)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-28-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
There is next to nothing you can grease in that system. A couple fittings at teh rudder box, but once its stiff, its normally too late.

You are going to need a new steering cable. If you are mechanically inclined, order one from Skidim and follow instructions around the internet to install. If not, drop it off at a shop, and have them put a new cable in it.

These cables wear out over time. I'd say if you get 500hrs or 4 or 5 seasons out of a cable, you have done pretty good.
Old    Brian Johnson (70mercury)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-28-2010, 2:00 PM Reply   
Wow, Thank you for the info
And the boat is almost 10 years old so I guess I did pretty good

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