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I just purshed my first Malibu 89 skier a little older but in great shape only 300 hrs on it what do i have to do to upgrade the stearing to make it easer to stear . jp4190

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I just purshed my first Malibu 89 skier a little older but in great shape only 300 hrs on it what do i have to do to upgrade the stearing to make it easer to stear . jp4190

Besides greasing the rudder box, its probably time for a steering cable.

Talk to skidim.com about which one you need.

If you are fairly mechanically inclined, its not that difficult to do. If you aren't, take it to a mechanic.

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Bill_AirJunky

You may also find a zert to grease on the steering box under the steering wheel.

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jp4190
I just purshed my first Malibu 89 skier a little older but in great shape only 300 hrs on it what do i have to do to upgrade the stearing to make it easer to stear . jp4190

Besides greasing the rudder box, its probably time for a steering cable.

Talk to skidim.com about which one you need.

If you are fairly mechanically inclined, its not that difficult to do. If you aren't, take it to a mechanic.

You dont think it shouls be so hard to turn kind if like a car without power stearing befor you are moving. John

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jp4190
You may also find a zert to grease on the steering box under the steering wheel.

Thanks for the help, John

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areamike

If it is the original steering cable, it's prolly time to replace it. It's really not that hard.

Mine was replaced on my 2002 boat last year before I bought it and the difference was night and day the previous owner said...

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jp4190
If it is the original steering cable, it's prolly time to replace it. It's really not that hard.

Mine was replaced on my 2002 boat last year before I bought it and the difference was night and day the previous owner said...

Thanks for the info Rockon.gif

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I just purshed my first Malibu 89 skier a little older but in great shape only 300 hrs on it what do i have to do to upgrade the stearing to make it easer to stear . jp4190

Here is a great DIY article on exactly how to change that cable: http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....showtopic=13379

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I just purshed my first Malibu 89 skier a little older but in great shape only 300 hrs on it what do i have to do to upgrade the stearing to make it easer to stear . jp4190

Besides greasing the rudder box, its probably time for a steering cable.

Talk to skidim.com about which one you need.

If you are fairly mechanically inclined, its not that difficult to do. If you aren't, take it to a mechanic.

You dont think it shouls be so hard to turn kind if like a car without power stearing befor you are moving. John

Mine was really hard to turn, kind of like what you describe, a few months after we bought our boat. It happened pretty fast. Replaced the steering cable, and now we can turn it with one finger, in or out of the water.

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lakewaterjunky

Replaced mine in 2006.

Ours was hard to steer and tried the grease thing as well.

You can take the cable loose from the rudder assembly, move the rudder by hand and then move the steering wheel while being disconnected to confirm the cable is the culprit.

Don’t forget to attach a pull wire or rope to the end when you take the bad one out, otherwise routing the new one back through may be a bummer.

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