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Old 05-13-2021, 05:57 PM
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Steering Cable Nut/Seal

This nut has a seal on it, but was loose long enough to wear down the starting threads. It goes on the steering cable.

Any ideas on a part # or if it can be replaced?

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Old 05-14-2021, 10:02 AM
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Evidently I have to replace the entire steering cable to get to this nut that attaches to the steering tube... Does anybody have a different experience? I havenít searched the forum yet, but how difficult of a repair is changing the cable? My local MC dealer said that it was a two-man job and would take four hours for them.


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Old 05-14-2021, 10:11 AM
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Its not really a seal IMO more of a grease wiper.

What I'd probably do is take that down to the hardware store and try it on bolts till you find the right size. Buy 1 bolt cut a slot in it with a dremel disc and then tap those threads back into the aluminum and pop her back on.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:19 AM
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Just get the right size tap and fix the threads. Should be a very simple fix.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:39 AM
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My local MC dealer said that it was a two-man job and would take four hours for them.
Haven't done your boat but what am I missing here - you already have the floor out and the rudder exposed - does that nut not slip over the end and thread on?

In re: people to do the job. I've done cables on 4 different boats alone using a rope. Its usually about a hour once the floor and seats are out and most of that hour is usually finding hidden zip ties that are holding the old one.

I suspect the 4 hours and 2 people is more about the weight of removing the hatches and seats than the actual job.
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:52 AM
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You are correct, I have everything pulled out for cleaning etc... itís about as much access as you can get.

You are also correct about that ďgrease wiperĒ nut. I removed the bolt from the rudder and slid it right off the cable post. I hadnít really considered it, but I guess I could also just make a flush cut of the first initial threads and shorten up that aluminum nut altogether to get to clean threads. Then I could try putting it back on that steering post.

I was hoping there was a replacement part, but that wouldíve been too easy. Maybe this should be my order of trying to fix this:

Plan
A- try to retap the nut
B-cut the nut flush to get to clean threads
C-replace the steering cable

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Old 05-15-2021, 10:21 PM
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Steering Cable Nut/Seal

Update-

I think this is a 7/8Ē thread. I couldnít find anything at Fastenal, Lowes, or AutoZone. Since it was trashed I decided to cut it. I got it on. Itís obviously a little bit shorter. How tight should I make it and are there any issues here that Iím not considering? If no one can give me any, I will probably try to make it through the season with this steering cable.

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