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Old 13 March 2014, 16:33   #1
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Removing steering bracket assembly

Hi all !

Im trying to remove my steering bracket assembly on my Yam 50hp 3cyl due to the fact the previous owner broke the lower bracket.

Spent most of sunday trying to get it off with no luck!

Looking at some diagrams it looks like its just a spline at the end with a circlip.
After removing the circlip I tried to remove the bracket but it would not budge.

Any help would be great !!
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Old 13 March 2014, 17:15   #2
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have you tried lots of penetrating fluid, or something to disolve salt build up.

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Old 13 March 2014, 17:25   #3
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Will have corroded solid onto the splines. Try heat, penetrating fluids etc & if all else fails - I assume you're replacing it - cut it off.
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Old 15 March 2014, 16:23   #4
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Pour lots of boiling water on the splined bracket, aluminum expands faster than steel under heat so with a little patience and a few kettles of hot water it should break its hold.
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Old 15 March 2014, 17:04   #5
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You are going to need some divine intervention to get that apart. A lot of swearing might help too!

I've been using a paint stripper heat gun recently for working on outboards, works a treat but your job might be a stretch too far.
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Old 15 March 2014, 17:50   #6
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Try soaking it in a bucket of paraffin but leave it for a week. After that try gently heating the aluminium up, if it still does not let go give it another week in the paraffin again. It will take time but paraffin usually finds its way in just be patient. Good luck!

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