Originally Posted by Jon penrith
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!