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Old 17 February 2014, 10:37   #1
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Steering cable

Guys,

I again need your advice...
I cannot take off steering cable from my engine. I look like it jams.
I unscrewed cable from the engine and wanted to check why it did not move. I tried to push and pull the cable but metal pipe did not move even for an inch.

Any idea how to replace it?
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Old 17 February 2014, 10:50   #2
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Guys,

I again need your advice...
I cannot take off steering cable from my engine. I look like it jams.
I unscrewed cable from the engine and wanted to check why it did not move. I tried to push and pull the cable but metal pipe did not move even for an inch.

Any idea how to replace it?
I'm not a mechanic but I'd have a block of wood and a lump hammer on the end of it by now....
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Old 17 February 2014, 11:25   #3
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I'm not a mechanic but I'd have a block of wood and a lump hammer on the end of it by now....
I've already tried but just do not want to damage anything..
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I had this, tried hammers of various sizes, ended up wd40 overnight then using heat on the front of the tube and a then some moderate persuasion with a wooden mallet
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I had this, tried hammers of various sizes, ended up wd40 overnight then using heat on the front of the tube and a then some moderate persuasion with a wooden mallet
Will try and let you know
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Old 17 February 2014, 14:16   #6
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WD40 is great for water displacement but a waste of time for unseizing things.
Use a proper penetrating fluid, Plus-Gas, Loctite 'Freeze and Release', even diesel fuel works surprisingly well.
Heat may well be your friend used in conjunction with one of the above.
What looks like a white powder round the end suggests that its seized into the tube.
Take your time & be patient, its unlikely to pop out at the first go. DON'T try & force it by turning the wheel as its possible to damage the helm.
Once its out, a phosphor bronze shotgun cleaning brush is handy to clean out the tube - a 12 bore one fits my Mercury's tubes nicely
Use plenty of lubricant when you re-fit the steering cable.
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You need to heat it up to melt the hard grease, try hot water, you'll never get it out if you bend it by hitting it.
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You need to heat it up to melt the hard grease, try hot water, you'll never get it out if you bend it by hitting it.
There speaks the voice of common sense and experience!

The time you've spent in Biffer's company lately is beginning to show!
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attach it again and trim down!
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I have tried all your tricks and tips but unfortunately, still without success...
Anyone? Anything else?
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