2002 amberjack steering loose, after forcing

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by MikeGagsAJ, Jul 19, 2022.

  1. MikeGagsAJ

    MikeGagsAJ New Member

    May 29, 2018
    02 amberjack
    twin 5.0s w b3
    Long story short - came back on port motor
    Starboard motor overheated
    Power steering is on start board

    To get into slip o had to muscle the steering (of course in wind too, and alone)
    the steering was normally stiff , until it wasn’t.
    the wheel will turn and stop at the locks but doesn’t do anything.
    the bar under the helm doesn’t move when the wheel is moved. But you can see the rod turning
    Am I best to think that the cable snapped ? Or did I screw up the rack system ?

    the motors do not turn - only the wheel
  2. Southern Pirate

    Southern Pirate Member

    Nov 17, 2019
    2005 sea ray 270 amberjack
    5.7 Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drive
    Sounds more like the rack. If the cable snapped you should still see the rack moving.

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