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Old 04-24-2007, 11:56 PM
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Hello. I have a Char-Lynn helm on my boat. It is fed by a large power steering pump that was originally used for a Hamilton jet. The drive is an Arneson. I don't know when the noise started because I have not had the drive very long, but there is a vibration and a bunch of noise coming from the helm when I turn the wheel. The drive still turns, although sometimes at idle and out of gear the wheel is very difficult to turn. I don't think the belt that drives the pump is slipping because when I lift the hood and watch the pump and belt while the wheel is turning the belt looks OK. Now, if I turn the wheel to full hard over in either direction, then the belt squeals, which I guess is normal?

So, what do you think? Bad helm, bad pump or ??

The other thing that is wierd is that when I am running on top and I let go of the steering wheel the steering wheel will very slowly turn to the right. I would think that with hydraulic steering the steering wheel would stay where you left it. It is a single engine boat, so, I would expect that the boat might prefer going to the right.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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CJ
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:16 AM
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what arneson were you using?
What char lynn model

the reason I ask, is on chasing one myself for Arneson 6/1720 drive
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:52 AM
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Low oil or air in the system would be the first to check. Turn just about to stop, then crack a line open.
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