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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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My Yamaha F350 outboard motor steering locks up and eventually

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My Yamaha F350 outboard motor steering locks up and eventually releases. What is causing this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.
What brand and what type of steering do you have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sea Star part # ***** 10.3MPa (1500 psi) max. It original equipment, has approx 50 hrs on a Bennington pontoon. It is a power steering system.
Thanks ***** *****(###) ###-####
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Thanks mike,
Is there also a Sea Star steering pump in the rear of the boat?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No is this it behind the steering wheel? (Attached)
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Do you have an auto pilot as well?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok,
can you feel around the end caps of the steering cylinder to see if there is any fluid on them?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no fluid around the end caps
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Great,
Open the cap on the top of the helm and see if the system is full of fluid.

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