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Old 01-23-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default 1998 2800 scr steering cable

I have a lot of play in the steering on our 2800 scr. Found slop in the cable close to where it bolts to the engine.
I thought I read that's is tough to replace the cable with the engine in the boat?
Anyone change theirs out and have any advice?
Once out I can measure but anyone know Measurment?
Thanks for any advise offered
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The model number should be stamped on the cable at one end or the other. The last 3 digits will be the length I believe. No reason to remove the engine to replace it. Just hire a midget... but thats true with a lot of marine repairs
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Are you sure it's the cable as a common problem is worn steering arm and swivel shaft on the transom assy
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Also true for parties.
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My mobile marine mechanic hires teenagers for some jobs. He showed up with a tiny little 14-15 year old girl (85lbs soaking wet) to do a job where neither of us could reach a couple of bolts. He held her by her ankles and lowered her down to reach them. (I've tried to write this 3 times and make it sound ok. If you read anything into this you're reading it the wrong way. LOL) Most of them are kids of boaters who are bored hanging around the dock. They get cash under the table, he gets a out of a tight squeeze and the parents are rid of their sulky teenager for the afternoon.
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Are you sure it's the cable as a common problem is worn steering arm and swivel shaft on the transom assy

It just may be that swivel arm. I wasn't sure if it was all one unit. Once I get back up to the boat I'll check it again and take a picture.
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It just may be that swivel arm. I wasn't sure if it was all one unit. Once I get back up to the boat I'll check it again and take a picture.
thanks!
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If the boats on the hard try moving the drive side to side while having someone watch the steering arm for movement, any delay is signs the swivel shaft is warn.
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