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I'm pretty sure the intermittent right pull, very hard to

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I'm pretty sure the intermittent right pull, very hard to turn left is due to cable catching on something behind the side housing in my 19 ft- Four Winns-v8 ski boat. It happens intermittenly, is har to turn left-- then something "gives" and it is ok for awhile. My problem is I don't think I can reconstruct the side covering like original if I start pulling it all apart to look for where/why the steering cable to the rear gets hung up.-- MIke Gillogley
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Customer: I have ten fingers and part of a working brain
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 3 months ago.

Hello Mike. My name is Tan.

The steering cable is encased in a housing. Here is an example of the cable. If it were hanging up the cable would not allow you to steer at all.

Is this an inboard or sterndrive boat?

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