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Old 20 November 2006, 12:51   #11
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The other option is to close an old adjustable spanner up between the tilt tube and cable nut and then smack it hard with a lump hammer to drive the cable out. It won't do your steering much good though if you do it too hard.
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Leave the tilt tube fixed to the outboard to hold it firmly and get a punch inside the tilt tube to give the end of the steering cable rod a good clatch. Don't be shy with the hammer.
If this doesn't work, try Pete7's approach
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Old 20 November 2006, 14:07   #13
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Leave the tilt tube fixed to the outboard to hold it firmly and get a punch inside the tilt tube to give the end of the steering cable rod a good clatch. Don't be shy with the hammer.
If this doesn't work, try Pete7's approach
Bung It! It's knackered. When they're that bad it's time to cut it loose.
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Old 21 November 2006, 13:34   #14
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Thanks Everyone.will Have A Good Go At It On Sat.will Let You Know How It Goes.
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Been there last year - exactly the same except my cable broke when the guy selling me the boat turned the wheel - it had been in the shed for a few years. :-)

I ended up cutting off the cable with an angle grinder just at the big brass nut so I could get the nut off then punched out the tube with a metal bar and big hammer and WD40. This also prepares the way a bit for the new cable.
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We get our fair share of these, normally at start of season.
As quoted by Pete, dont mess about its either caught in corrosion or by banging have squashed hole in rod slightly and now gripping the side. Cut it off and do as pete sugested.
As you drive tilt tube out, what ever you use leave it in as it will stop engine from falling off of transom
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SUCCESS!!!!! BRUTE FORCE & IGNORANCE TRIUMPH'S ONCE AGAIN.
LOTS OF WD40.BURLY MATE TO ASSIST.USED LARGE COACH BOLT AS CENTRE PUNCH.INITIALLY THE TILT TUBE WAS COMING OUT.THEN SUDDENLY THE STEERING ROD DECIDED TO BUDGE & OUT IT CAME.NEED TO FILED INSIDE TUBE NOW BEFORE PUTTING BACK TOGETHER & GETTING OUT ON THE WATER TO SPEAR SOME FISH....HURRAH!!!
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SUCCESS!!!!! BRUTE FORCE & IGNORANCE TRIUMPH'S ONCE AGAIN.
LOTS OF WD40.BURLY MATE TO ASSIST.USED LARGE COACH BOLT AS CENTRE PUNCH.INITIALLY THE TILT TUBE WAS COMING OUT.THEN SUDDENLY THE STEERING ROD DECIDED TO BUDGE & OUT IT CAME.NEED TO FILED INSIDE TUBE NOW BEFORE PUTTING BACK TOGETHER & GETTING OUT ON THE WATER TO SPEAR SOME FISH....HURRAH!!!
If you can't fix something with a hammer and duct tape, you probably need a bigger hammer

Brute force, ignorance and PB Blaster did the trick for me this past spring as well. Now I actually listen to the advice to turn the wheel lock-to-lock on a weekly basis, and I keep the cable well lubed at the outboard end as well.

Think I'll go outside, lube it and give the wheel a twirl right now!
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