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Teleflex Steering Rack

Postby Rapier » Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 pm

I have one of these 'no feedback' steering systems, but the cable (Morse p/n 208767) has seized in situ - it was working when I bought it 2nd hand. 6 months of acetone and atf drip-fed by funnel has failed to shift it. It's not a service item, but has anyone here drilled the factory rivets and removed the internal cable? Floater??

Is needed for my new Mini Clubman... ;) (blame Ivy Lake and run around in Mike's).
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Re: Teleflex Steering Rack

Postby floater » Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 pm

Sorry, can't help on this one. I have a Teleflex NFB setup on my Waverider but bought it new and have (so far) had no problems or needed to pull it apart. I can't even help by nipping out and looking at it as the boat is currently in storage 10 miles away.

Is yourClubman one of the ones we were chatting about on the internet finds?
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Re: Teleflex Steering Rack

Postby Rapier » Mon May 21, 2018 10:27 am

In the absence of any how-to on the net, I decided to see if I could take it apart - it is seized after all..It's a sealed no- maintenance unit, I guess designed to prevent litigation...which is a pity, because with the right lubricant it would probably last.

In dismatling it, there was no way the original mix could have penetrated the inner cable (I was doing it from the engine end and thats sealed right up to the ram).

Anyway..here's the how-to from me - only works with p/n 208767 - later models 'SSC****', appear to be completely tamper proof. Am hoping the drip feed from a height will get through any rust in the shaft..I'll own up though, I do have a proper 'SSC' model, but that requires a different helm / boss unit. Very clever marketing..
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1 Drill the pins.JPG
2 Slide the rack out.JPG
3 No need to open this up.JPG
4 Remove O ring and undo nut, slide rack out.JPG
5 Cable holder split showing guide pins.JPG
6 Split the cable holder down the middle - is press fit.JPG
7 Push outer sleeve towards threaded end and cable tie out the way.JPG
8 Exposed inner cable.JPG
9 Slide suitable diameter funnel over the outer plastic and tape up.JPG
10 Cable ties to suspend from garage.JPG
11 Jungle Juice - pour into funnel & hang entire unit from a suitable joist.JPG
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Re: Teleflex Steering Rack

Postby Rapier » Mon May 21, 2018 10:33 am

floater wrote:Is yourClubman one of the ones we were chatting about on the internet finds?


No, it was from a member near you...
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Re: Teleflex Steering Rack

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:31 pm

Mine seized when I stupidly forgot to grease the cable where it goes thru that tube. The inner spiral was stretched as I doubled down on stupid by forcing the wheel, wrecking it. After replacing it with a new one, I was surprised to see that the old one has ALWAYS been stretched a few inches (as shown by the motor positioning).

The spiral didn't look damaged, but it sure was.

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