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Old 05-22-2018, 07:11 PM
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Red face steering question

My "new to me" 2007 outlaw 26 feet is easy to steer when cruising along, but when idling the steering is very stiff. Is this normal or should the steering be easy when idling also? I just replaced the helm, which removed the play in the wheel but not the stiffnees. I did not replace the steering cable (as suggested by my wife!!). Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:38 AM
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26 OL Im guessing no hydro steering, so cable steering with power assist from the 496.
Put in neutral, bring rpms up to say 2000. Dose it get easier? But I would ask your wife. Sounds like she is the mechanic
Pump could be weak, screen could have some blockage, ect.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:24 PM
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26 OL Im guessing no hydro steering, so cable steering with power assist from the 496.
Put in neutral, bring rpms up to say 2000. Dose it get easier? But I would ask your wife. Sounds like she is the mechanic
Pump could be weak, screen could have some blockage, ect.

ok I will give this a try next time out. Going away for a week, but will let you know. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:07 AM
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Likely your steering cable. My last 272 got stiffer and stiffer with time. Replaced the cable, and it was like a new boat.
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