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Old 04 September 2016, 11:06   #1
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Is this normal movement for a steering cable?

In the process of fixing a rib and being new to steering systems was wondering if this is normal movement for a ultraflex helm (I think that's the brand) movement is about 6 seconds in
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Video won't play for me but apart from hydronic steering most have a fair amount of play, it's just something you have to put up with or replace with hydronic. The bigger your steering wheel the more you notice it.
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Is the sheath properly engaged with the helm - looks a bit odd, if you pull it does it come out of the helm?
Is that free play with the engine connected or just showing how many times you can turn the wheel lock to lock?
If the engine isn't connected is the engine end of the cable going through its full range?
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Is the sheath properly engaged with the helm - looks a bit odd, if you pull it does it come out of the helm?
Is that free play with the engine connected or just showing how many times you can turn the wheel lock to lock?
If the engine isn't connected is the engine end of the cable going through its full range?
That's turning the wheel from lock to lock, the movement seen is when it gets to full right lock with the engine connected
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I'd have a look at the sheath & see if it's properly engaged with the helm. Seems to be flopping around a bit.
Ultraflex instructions here: http://www.cpperformance.com/Instruc...flex-helms.pdf
I'd also be expecting to see a plastic tube fixed to the other side to keep the inner cable clean.

ETA. To avoid confusion, the screw 'B' in the instructions needs to be fully removed before the cable sheath is inserted. Once the cable sheath is fully home the screw is put back in so it fits in the groove shown at 'A' and tightened as per the instructions.
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