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Remove steering wheel from Sportcraft center console boat

Steering went out yesterday, we're told to remove the steering wheel and check the wires. This is a Sportcraft Center Console fishing boat.

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  • Lisa Feb 15, 2012

    Does anyone know how to remove the steering wheel?



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Is your steering using the cable / pulley and springs, or has it the through the tube steering? If it's the later, undo the nut that holds the cable to the transom bracket, Then try and turn the motor, If the motor won't budge, the pivot is seized, If the motor moves, your cable is seized or the steering box needs help! How to remove your steering wheel, There will be a cover hiding the nut in the centre of the wheel!

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temp sensor or oil sensor, on that motor, thats gonna be the only 2 options for an alarm. You might need a new water pump impeller or clean the intake out. You get grass and sand etc in there and it will restrict water flow

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if it has a center nut under the emblem in the middle of the wheel yor going to need a puller

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Have a look along the cable housing.At either end it will have some letters and numbers on it.Different makes have different ways of sorting these numbers.The common thing is it will have a length on it.If its hard to work out,just write down the entire sequence and the parts shop will be able to give you the correct length of cable.Hope this helps

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are you sure about this or guessing with the boat on the trailer . they do move the motor in the opposite direction as one would think they should .

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