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    Steering Cable - Renew Tips

    Hi All,

    Anybody got some tips to put some life back into a partialy seized steering cable?

    Currently it is out of the ski and I am trying to drip penetrating fluid into either end.

    Cheers Stabs


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    disconnect the handlebars and steering nozzle to make sure they are not seized..........then take some vise-grip pliers and lock it on the nut on the back........push or pull depending where the cable is and try to free it.......lube is your friend

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    now that I reread your post I see that it's out of the ski........I would just replace if you have no luck.....you're half way there

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    it's gonna keep locking up continually... my recommendation is just change it. when you get the new one, make sure you get the rubber wiper boots with the cable for both ends

    they changed the cables on them because of the problem... is urs an 04 by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby1485 View Post
    it's gonna keep locking up continually... my recommendation is just change it. when you get the new one, make sure you get the rubber wiper boots with the cable for both ends

    they changed the cables on them because of the problem... is urs an 04 by any chance?
    Don't laugh... TRY pouring COKE down the cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    Don't laugh... TRY pouring COKE down the cable.
    Is that tip from one of the Mythbuster episode that I missed?

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    REPLACE IT!!

    Ending up in the trees on the side of a river with a broken steering cable is not fun!!

    Been there done that.

    It will brake trust me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP6 View Post
    Is that tip from one of the Mythbuster episode that I missed?
    NO...just thought if all else fails....what ta hell? Coke really is some nasty stuff...bolts etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP & RXT View Post
    REPLACE IT!!

    Ending up in the trees on the side of a river with a broken steering cable is not fun!!

    Been there done that.

    It will brake trust me!
    replace it replace it replace it replace it replace it.

    It's not worth your life or those around you. It's THAT serious.

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    i have heard that sometimes the cable will bind up from salt crystals, in a salt water unit.
    spraying with fresh water to "wash" the salt out and then lubricating.
    or submerge it in the lake river ocean etc and loosen it up , then rinse thoroughly, and lube...

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