furlongd@... asked this question on 5/23/2000:
I have a Force 125 outboard which has gotten very stiff in steering. Even with the steering wheel disconnected, it is hard to pivot the engine. Is this a bushing problem? Can I replace the steering bushings myself? Do I need special tools or techniques? The manual I have does not cover this topic.
ETRASHER gave this response on 5/26/2000:
you will have to change the steering cable.the problem is a lack of lubricant inside the cable.people forget about greaseing the cable since most of it is out of sight.replace the cable and your steering will be alright.