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Discussion in 'Inboards' started by mikealston2428, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Hi all,

    OK so I have to remove the steering cable from my mercruiser.

    I've sorted the steering wheel end out no problems.

    Trying to get the cable out of the actuator is a tricky problem.

    I've undone the end removed all pin and bolts but when I try to pull it out I can get it about half way out then I can hear a nock as it hits something inside and won't come out.

    Any suggestions
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Usually, all you need to take off in the pin at the end (has a cotter pin) and unscrew the nut on the port side. Turn the steering wheel so that the cable core is retracted and pull it off.
     
  3. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Ha Gonzo

    Can't move the cable as it is siezed
    Any ideas
     
  4. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    if you undo the big nut on the cable at the engine end does it now move?
    Just trying to determine where its seized
     

  5. mikealston2428
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    mikealston2428 Senior Member

    Yes the whole stainless steel rod cable end can be pulled and pushed in and out of the housing but will only come half way out and is stopped by something inside I can hear it hitting up against whatever it is stopping it from coming all the way out
     
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