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I have a seastar hydraulic steering system on my yamaha 200…

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Hello, I have a seastar hydraulic steering system on my yamaha 200 and the tilt tube moves back and forth about 1 inch when i turn the wheel

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Hello, I have a seastar hydraulic steering system on my yamaha 200 and the tilt tube slides back and forth about 1 inch when i turn the wheel

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No, I dont think the tilt tube should move but dont know for sure

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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote but I do not quite understand what you are trying to describe. Let me ask you this, if you grab the outboard itself, are you able to shake it back and forth left to right, or is it locked solid when trying to shake it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the outboard will move back and forth. the tilt tube moves. this is a 2008 200 hp yamaha with seastar steering
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

Sorry for the delay, my internet dropped out for the last 45 minutes. (gotta love Comcast) Did you have any specific questions you wanted me to answer, or did you just want me to tell you what was wrong?

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