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Old 29 September 2013, 15:02   #1
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Okay, some of you may have seen the pictures of the Humber I bought.

It was bought with seized steering.

How likely is it for it to seized in the actual console? Usually they seize on the transom end. I haven't started taking it apart yet but any info would be good on how to fault find it.

Was going to remove the transom end off the engine and see if it's free then work back from there...?

Any info would be good.

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Old 29 September 2013, 16:43   #2
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It's hydraulic and it's siezed?

Take the cylinder off and make sure it's not the motor 1st.
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I'd disconnect the steering arm from the cylinder first, to isolate the hydraulics from the motor (that assumes you can reach the fasteners.)

Likely culprit is hardened grease in the motor steering tube (part of the lower unit that the motor pivots on when steered.)

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Old 30 September 2013, 05:02   #4
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Apologies it is not hydraulic it is teleflex.

Free'd up this morning, turned the wheel hard to stbd to reduce piston length in order to remove from tube.

Got it out and cleaned it all up and now won't budge again. Whether inside the tube or not.

Is it likely to be the teleflex at fault or the steering column seized?
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Old 30 September 2013, 07:19   #5
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I'd take a punt on the cable inside the helm unit jamming up.

It's only a couple of bolts to take the helm unit off the boat (but getting the wheel of can prove a challenge...do a search for how to do do this!)
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As Peter M says, most likely the actual cable that is seized in its sleave, I have had this before, a new cable is the call for this as the corrosion will always return.
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Okay guys really appreciate your advice!

Got it off today with a hammer, heat and some pulling between two of us!

Fitted new cable and helm unit. Smooth as silk!

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