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Mazeing5

What are the Symptoms of a bad steering cable?

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Mazeing5

Hi All,

I have a 2004 VLX with 700 hours on it and I have been starting to notice that the steering over the last 2 summers has been changing in a few ways:

1. When doing S-turns in the boat the steering use to be very easy from side to side. Now it has been getting harder and harder to turn back to the left.

2. The steering also seems to have more play in it than it used to.

So I was wondering what may be causing this? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Phatom LXI
Hi All,

I have a 2004 VLX with 700 hours on it and I have been starting to notice that the steering over the last 2 summers has been changing in a few ways:

1. When doing S-turns in the boat the steering use to be very easy from side to side. Now it has been getting harder and harder to turn back to the left.

2. The steering also seems to have more play in it than it used to.

So I was wondering what may be causing this? Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Harder to turn is probably the steering cable. As for play in the steering i do not know maybe check the rudder.

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Mazeing5

Thanks,

I will check the rudder. After reading many posts on the subject I have a few things to look at.

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SunriseH2OSkier

If it is anything like my experience, there is lots of play in the steering system that you don't notice until the cable gets all bound up in the jacket.

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Arctic Slalom
Thanks,

I will check the rudder. After reading many posts on the subject I have a few things to look at.

nice avatar!

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