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Steering Wheel Locked up

AbuAyd

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#1
Took the boat out today for the first time this season. It took a little while but it finally cranked. So I pull away from the trailer and the steering whee would not turn at all. I tried turning the jet outlet with no luck. Put it back on the trailer and now trying to figure out what to do. Looking online but no luck. I am hope the experts here would shed some light.

I have 2015 Glastron 207 jet boat.

Any insights would be appreciated.
 

Scottintexas

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2007
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#2
Either
1 Your cables are frozen-corroded
2 something is jammed at your nozzles
3 something is jammed behind your steering wheel

For a yamaha i would visibly look behind the helm for any obstructions
Then disconnect the cables at the nozzle to see if it's the nozzle or cables
 

Cobra Jet Steering LLC

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#3
Disconnect the steering cable from the nozzle and see if either the wheel or the nozzle is locked. Once you isolate the failing part you can direct your attention to the repair needed.
 

Scottintexas

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#4
Any luck on this? Do we need to dispatch @Betik to help?
 

Betik

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#5
Betik is coastal Mesa CA for work and spring break with the kids. When I get back I have water heater to install , but right after that I am heading straight to Austin.

I wonder if you cleaned the boat after the Bimini crossing or if you let the salt turn to glue
 

genwrx

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2016
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#6
sounds like something is froze up as our steering wheels turn really easy.
 

AbuAyd

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#7
Thanks @Betik :) I did wash and flush after Bimini. After taking the cable out, the wheel is turning freely so we are waiting on a replacement cable ordered from Glastron and took a while to locate. Should be done in the next couple of days and ready to go hopefully before spring break is over. Not sure what caused it to lock up as it does not look corroded.
 

Scottintexas

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#8
And the nozzle also turns freely?
No kinks in the cable or anything that could have put pressure on it?

I'm hope to hear it will be an easy swap
We haven't had anyone do it on a glastron yet

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