Looking for some help! Just bought a 1989 Searay with a Mercruiser 4.3 engine with Power Steering. Its not possible to turn the steering wheel with engine running or stationary. I checked the power steering fluid reservoir and can't see any fluid(!). Is this the reason for the wheel being unable to turn??
I thought that , as in a car, if the hydraulic system does not work then the steering wheel should still operate in a fail/safe mode (or is this not the case with the Merc setup?).