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Chicken

Steering Slop

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Chicken

Well, it's time to install a new steering cable - steering is quite stiff. I've also got about 1/8 of a turn of slop at the wheel. Will a new cable help this at all, or should I be looking to install a new steering box as well? The boat is a '96 with the original components.

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soundsetter

i just replace my cable the other day. mine has so hard to rotate. mine is back mount(rack and pinion) i cant remember the steering feeling this good. but the steering wheel side is just the pinion side. should be ok. the rack(the cable side). is what went bad on mine.

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don't know setup with a 96 but if it's rack and pinion a new cable will most likely correct any small amounts of slop.

If there is a tiny bit remaining just loosen the rack mounting bolts, twist the rack in little in the mounts and retighten Thumbup.gif

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don't know setup with a 96 but if it's rack and pinion a new cable will most likely correct any small amounts of slop.

If there is a tiny bit remaining just loosen the rack mounting bolts, twist the rack in little in the mounts and retighten Thumbup.gif

Mine is the rotary style steering box. Will a new cable help correct the slop in this style as well??

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