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rack and pinion steering adjustment


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07-07-02, 04:06 PM   #1  
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rack and pinion steering adjustment

My question is about my parents boat which has a Teleflex rack and pinion steering system. Ever since they bought the boat 3 years ago it always pulls one way. The boat is a '95. Even in neutral, the motor will not stay centered. So we kind of ruled out anything with the motor or prop, rudder, etc. From what I can figure out the steering system always wants to return to the middle or "center", however this so-called "center" is not the actual center of the motor. My guess is the steering system is not adjusted properly. But, I am not sure how to adjust it. Am I on the right track or is something else at fault? Any help would be greatly appreciated

 
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07-22-02, 08:19 AM   #2  
We need to determine the engine mfg and model.
Does it have power steering?
If it does have P/S it should return to center if installed
properly and you can check that.
If it does not have P/S then it can wander, even in neutral.
It will also pull to one direction according to the rotation of the
propeller.
Get the model and we will continue.
Scott

 
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