Steering Link Kit
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TO THE OWNER: The assembly procedures outlined in this sheet should be performed by a skilled technician. If you have questions, see your DEALER. Save these instructions in your owner's kit. The sheet contains information important to the future use and maintenance of your engine.
Port entry steering: Lay motor on work bench. Remove the port tilt tube locknut (A). Have someone hold carrying handle (B) and return spring (C) (behind handle) in position as you pull out tilt tube.
Install tilt tube in the opposite direction. Spring must hold carrying handle DOWN. Thread locknut (A) onto tilt tube. Torque locknut to 50-54 ft. lbs. (68-73 Nm) and loosen 1/4 revolution. Make sure a minimum of 5/8 in. thread (D) is exposed for attaching steering cable anchor nut.
Replace any locknut if its locking feature becomes weak. Definite resistance to tightening must be felt when reusing a locknut.
Steering link installation: The instructions illustrate a starboard entry steering link. Port entry steering link installation would be a mirror image. Mount motor on transom.
Lubricate and install steering cable and tighten anchor nut (A) following steering manufacturer's instructions.
Align steering link (B) with steering cable ram and engine steering arm.
Position washers (C) above and below steering cable ram.
Install locknut (D). Torque to 7-8 ft. lbs. (8-11 Nm) and loosen locknut 1/8 revolution.
Hold locknut (E) in cavity under steering arm.
Thread steering link screw (F) into locknut. Torque to 10-12 ft. lbs. (14-16 Nm).