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Sk8Surfr 12-15-2019 07:11 AM

Removing uflex steering cylinder
 
I got all the bolts off pretty easy - how do I get the end caps to come off? Is this just a long through bolt? Do I need one of those pullers to pop it off?

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Seon 12-15-2019 07:19 AM

Here you go.



Sk8Surfr 12-15-2019 07:22 AM

Any other way to do it.... since I didn't buy the tool... Picture 1 - what are those metal braces with the open hole? There was one on both side of the starboard engine and none on the port. Are they used to help pull the arms off?

Butch Davis 12-15-2019 08:51 AM

Every boat owner should have a puller. Check out Harbor Freight for a cheap universal puller and use that. If that is too much trouble use your rubber mallet and bang on those horns for a couple of minutes. Maybe squirt some penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench on the frozen areas and let it soak over night. If you don't have some of the basic stuff like a puller, mallet and penetrating oil maybe you should give up DIY repairs. Or, get them.

westco 12-15-2019 09:02 AM

I usually have to add some heat, then back off on both nuts on the opposite side, thread the nuts back on the side youíre taking off, and beat like crazy with a mallet

Sk8Surfr 12-15-2019 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by Butch Davis (Post 13186451)
Every boat owner should have a puller. Check out Harbor Freight for a cheap universal puller and use that. If that is too much trouble use your rubber mallet and bang on those horns for a couple of minutes. Maybe squirt some penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench on the frozen areas and let it soak over night. If you don't have some of the basic stuff like a puller, mallet and penetrating oil maybe you should give up DIY repairs. Or, get them.

i do have a puller. But there isnít enough to bite on here. I guess thatís why the marine one is fixed spacing...

Butch Davis 12-16-2019 08:39 AM

Consider a universal puller with wide adjustability ranges. They are designed to be useful in many applications. Have you seen the assortment at Harbor Freight?

Sk8Surfr 12-21-2019 12:11 PM

I swapped the caps. Once I got it off it was easy. Next question - there is a bit of play in my steering cylinder (as you can see in the attached video). The port engine has no play. How do I tighten this up?


Butch Davis 12-22-2019 08:29 AM

That's a pretty brief video but it looks like you may need to check all your connections for proper torque.


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