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Old 05-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Steering linkage lubrication

I know that I'm supposed to lubricate the steering linkage, but I don't know the procedure. I found a YouTube video of a guy performing this on an outboard motor. Is it the same on my 1800 SR with an Alpha? Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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There is marine grade grease for this (suitable for water) and on the Alpha you will find grease fittings on the stern drive in a number of locations. There is only one fitting inside the boat on the input shaft to the out drive. You may have to rotate the engine to get to the fitting. A Mercruiser manual on the Alpha would be a good idea.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Frenchie. I regularly grease the fittings on the outdrive. Was looking for information on lubricating the steering linkage and cable. Maybe that doesn't need to be done.
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There is supposed to be a grease fitting at the end of the cable where the shaft is. I have never been able to find it on mine. It has the collar like they show in the manual, no grease fitting though.
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