Steering feed back

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  1. capttjl

    capttjl New Member

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    Hi My 1989 center console steering has become erratic and now attempts to tun hard left or right at the onset of each turn. We have the deck off and all is secure there. Inspection of the rack assy. at the helm also looks secure with about 8 degrees of backlash in the wheel. We also made a couple of attempts at tightening what looks like a friction control with no change in results. Our run yesterday found us limping back at idle. one would expect to find somthing loose or broken. Any ideas?
     
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    fisherlady2 Well-Known Member

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    Have you inspected the rudder itself (and assembly) to check for any stripped threads or loose connections?
     
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    Eight degrees is too much backlash. I assume its hydraulic steering?
     
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    8 degrees is way too much but when you say rack, are you talking behind the helm and if mechanical, time for replacement.
     

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