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How do I repair the loose steering on my Yamaha 8 hp outboard?

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There is a 'brake' screw (with a spring around it) on the vertical tube under the engine.
Screw in the have a stiffer steering.
If it still don't stiff the steering, the system inside is worn out or bent.
You'll have to remove the 4 bolts holding both halves together and remove the complete engine from the steering bracket to get access for repairs.

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You haven't specified as to its year of manufacture, so if its older, as in a 2 stroke, it'll be a mix of gas and outboard oil.

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