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Old 05-18-2016, 03:24 PM
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400ss really hard to steer! what to look for? ideas tips help. i have had go fast boats up to this point and they had full hydro steering. so when i first got this boat i just thought it was like this but my buddies 400 steers easy. is it a cable back to the motor? what to look for or has anyone else had this issue? any ideas help be great
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Steering is different on them. Do you have auto pilot? If so you should have a hydraulic helm

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I had a similar issue last season coming out of the winter. Was just binding. I thought I needed a new steering cable. I ended up pulling the cable from the steering box under the helm cleaned the gunk off it. Added some new grease and she turned better than ever.
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Have the same issue with mine. Seems better with warmer temps but everything i've read leads to disconnecting the cable from the back hookup (not sure term) and test. I will try the helm first and go from there due to the easier access.
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What year is your buddies 400SS?
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