Squeaky Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by rlynch03, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    593
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Anyone know how to fix? Typical SeaStar Steering Hub.

    Doesn’t make constant noise but annoying.

    Thanks for any tips

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  2. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    726
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2021
  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Same...you can call them and they will diagnose but it always comes with replace the redesigned top end. It’s simple enough to diy

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  4. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Really? I’m the first. “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”!
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    It’s not serviceable .... plus the redesign looks cooler
     
  6. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    593
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    thanks guys! of course I ask after I have bled and purged the entire steering system.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2021
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  7. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    You don't disconect the actual hydraulic circuit, this is mounts on top

    old one
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    removed
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    New one installed
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    After trimmed
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  8. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    593
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Wow, good to know. Ordered the replacement (SeaStar Mfg # HA6523) yesterday. Is this the one you used?

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    Does the replacement stick out further than the OEM? Heard the replacement is much better and doesn't wobble either?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021
  9. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Yea I am pretty sure that is the right p/n. I forgot which thread on here had the p/n. I think it sticks out slightly further, but much more solid and no squeaky... My wife gave me so much crap with the original.
     
  10. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    593
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Confirmed the SeaStar HA6523 is the replacement for my Tilt Helm HH5741
     
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  11. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
  12. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Is there a trick to removing the wheel after you’ve removed the nut(15/16)? Thought the wheel would just slide off but feels like there is something else holding it.
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    There is a key and an angle shaft that’s it... should be able to tap it off or spray PB Blaster in there between the wheel hub and taper
     
  14. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    If you can’t get it loose from a good wack you may have to use a puller.
     
  15. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Thanks, will give it another try tomorrow.
     
  16. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    593
    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2021
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  17. TNT8808

    TNT8808 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    726
    May 25, 2016
    West Michigan
    2008 48 Sundancer
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Avon Seasport 340
    40 HP Yamaha
    So glad to hear! One of the best, and easiest projects I've done thus far.

    -Tom
     
  18. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Is it possible to replace the cap inserts in the original steering wheel? Not ready to drop $500 on the wheel I want but the caps that hide the nut are pretty tired.
     

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