Replace stuck steering wheel and Steering Brake 2002

Published date: March 24, 2021
Modified date: March 24, 2021
  • Boat Type: Steering, 2002, MacGregor 26X, Boat Type

Wanted to add a steering brake to my upgraded steering system. Had to use a 3 jaw puller to remove the old wheel. Tried wd40, pb blaster both overnight.
1. Used 24in breaker bar to remove the old wheel nut. Stabilize wheel.
2. Sprayed pb blaster and wd40 let it sit
3. Used a 1/8in drill bit to make a small indentation for the 3jaw puller to sit in ( do this u won't regret it)
4. Apply the puller and tighten down as shown in pic
5. Hit the middle bolt of the tightened 3/ jaw puller with a power swing and the wheel detached.
6. The steering brake won't install correctly with the alignment of the rack and pinion. If you did install it per their direction the brake would face the 2 o'clock position and allow water into the steering. I placed it at the 6 o'clock position which likely will affect its effectiveness.

Model Year: 2002


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