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  • How to measure Steering cable

    I have a rack and pinion steering. To replace the cable ,Do I measure the old one complete from end of rack and pinion to end of steering rod or just the length of cable,as I have it out of boat. Thanks for help in advance.P.S. The old cable measures 12ft.from rack to approach on steering rod.

  • #2
    I went to this page :


    At the bottom of the description section it has this:

    For rack steering cable replacement, measure existing cable as follows: Measure plastic cable jacket in inches, add 30", and round up to the next foot. Order that length cable.

    I hope that helps, good luck with it.


    • #3
      Ok thanks for the information Have a great day!


      • #4
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        When I replaced one a few years ago, the cable length was stamped on the end of the sheath. I just ordered the same one.
        John and Linda
        Long Island, NY
        Escapade III
        1992 Carver 26 Command Bridge
        Twin Merc Alpha 4.3 'Gen +'