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Old 19 June 2013, 09:32   #1
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Anybody know what this bar is called?

Hi
This bar that comes out of the steering cable and goes through the engine, got bent.
Means I can only do right turns unless I get the hammer out.
Can I buy just that bar or do I need to get whole new steering cable.

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Old 19 June 2013, 09:40   #2
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I think you will find that this is part of the cable and only fix is to replace the whole cable, fairly easy job if your cables are routed sensibly.
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Old 19 June 2013, 09:42   #3
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You can but it's a PITA to attach to cable, or at least to get somebody to do it properly. Whole cable is easier HOWEVER, a machine shop will roll it straight for you for about ten pounds.
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End of steering cable!

Just replace the whole cable, job done.
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Old 19 June 2013, 10:38   #5
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I'd disconnect it from swivel tube and have it straightened or have a go at straightening it yourself.
Worst case is you have to replace the cable!!!

If you do replace the cable, remove the old one and the length should be marked on it in metric or ft.

I previously made the mistake of ordering the wrong length cable based on my own rough estimate.
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Old 19 June 2013, 10:45   #6
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Problem you will have if trying to remove it from the outer is that it WILL jam.. Best to get rid and replace. Beta factor will dictate, that you get it Straight and in the near future the whole thing will Jam due to corrosion. Bite the bullet re-new..
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Yep, renew.

You'll probably find it's easier to disc cut the end off so you don't have to pull the bend through the tilt tube.
Cover everything when you do it or the boat will go red with rust.
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