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    Default Steering cable

    Has anyone had success unfreezing a steering cable? Really don't want to spend $125 if I don't have to.

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    I don't think it's possible. There's usually corrosion in the liner that is preventing the movement.

    I just changed my cable out, and took the opportunity to upgrade to 'no feedback' helm. Something you may want to look into if you're buying a cable anyway

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    Replace it. You'll spend more time trying to save that $125 than it's worth.
    I'd rather be fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sliderman View Post
    Replace it. You'll spend more time trying to save that $125 than it's worth.
    The problem is that I am trying to figure out if I'm going to keep or junk the boat. I only need it to work good for 2 or 3 trips then I will replace it if I decide to keep it.

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    I freed up a hydrostat cable on a combine, basically the same thing, by putting it in a tank of diesel for several days. I then put one end in a vise and worked it back and forth until it worked freely. A piece of PVC the right length with caps on the end would work. I then forced WD40 through it under air pressure until it cam out the other end. It worked for several years after that. If it had been $100, I may not have done it but it was many times that amount. I just like fixing things though.
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    Dangar Marine has a video about freeing up throttle and shift cables, steering cables are built the same way, just bigger.

    If the cable has a kink or a bend in it where the liner has broken down, you probably won't be able to save it, but if it's just sticky, then maybe.
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    Are you sure it cable and not pivot shaft of the motor ? Disconnect the motor shaft arm , that connects to steering shaft, 9/16 wrench then see if motor swings freely left and right.

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