Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
Captain
 
pascavone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massapequa, New York, United States
Posts: 762
Default play in steering wheel

is there a cable adjustment for the rack and pinion to remove the slop in the steering wheel?
__________________

pascavone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
Commander
 
dronthelake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chatlotte, NC (Lake Norman)
Posts: 253
Default

My previous boats all had Merc Alpha drives with mechanical steering. I have had both the rotary and rack type helms and there was no adjustment.
__________________

__________________
David & Carol
Charlotte, NC (Lake Norman)
3700 SCR "Comfortably Numb"
dronthelake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
Lt. JG
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 29
Default

To remove the slop in the wheel, I was told by my mechanic to tighten down the 2 nuts that are on the top portion of the drive, these are connected to a u-bolt. He recommended keeping it tight but not over tightening it as it would eventually run out of thread. He stated that the reason this portion loosens up is that there is steel rubbing against aluminum and creating a "channel" which eventually has to be replaced. He told me it was very common with the Bravo 3 because of the counter rotation which causes a slight wobble. I hope this helps.
rcswando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
Captain
 
pascavone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Massapequa, New York, United States
Posts: 762
Default

turns out the rack and pinion piston had air in it and had to be bleed.

lucky a simple fix.
pascavone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.