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Old 10 April 2016, 11:02   #1
Country: USA
Make: Zodiac
Length: 4m +
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Zodiac YL 420 steering wheel removal

I am desperately trying to remove the steering wheel from my 1999 YL 420. I have watched a few videos on YouTube that show it as a keyed shaft that I would use a puller to remove.
This does not have a key nor does it look like it's a separate shaft.

Any direction or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Confused in Delaware!

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Old 10 April 2016, 13:36   #2
Country: UK - England
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What type of steering is it?

If you can release the steering rack from the boat, remove the original wheel nut and spray WD40 liberally round the shaft. Leave to penetrate. Fit a spare nut unto the shaft and tighten till the top of the shaft is flush with the top of the nut. Fit 2 nuts if you have room. These nuts will protect the thread. Support the wheel and hammer the nut hard.
This has always worked for me. Any damage to threads will be corrected when you remove the sacrificial nut(s). Good luck.

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Old 11 April 2016, 08:44   #3
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Can you post a picture of the wheel and shaft? I just removed my wheel from my 2004 Zodiac ProJet 420. I'll bet it was the same.
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Old 11 April 2016, 22:37   #4
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I'll take a look at mine to see if I can help, mines a 1998 420YL.

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