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The steering cable guide moves when the wheel is turned what is believed to be creating a 1/4 to 1/2 turn ''dead spot'' in the steering whell (just acquired the boat engine was replaced in 2005, Stern drive, not sure, it is either original 1995 or 2005- 5.7l, Bravo II I/O with hydraulic (power) steering.

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  • m_ryan_seapo May 05, 2010

    I will try to clarify-

    First I noticed a 1/4 to 1/2 turn in the steering wheel (dead spot/area) with no movement in the position of the stern drive.

    With the assistance of a second person (turning the wheel) I observed that the steering cable guide tube was moving 1/4 to 1/2 inch back and forth when the steering wheel was moved back and forth in the range of the dead area.

    Maurice



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Not sure what the question is here, very confusing information, are you saying you believe u have to much free play in the steering wheel of the boat? please clarify

Posted on May 05, 2010

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    yadayada May 05, 2010

    then the tube must defective would be my guess without being there.

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