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Author Topic: Leaking Fluid from Steering Tube/Trim Housing  (Read 217 times)
mhmarc
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« on: September 16, 2019, 11:09:38 pm »

2006 275.
Fluid is leaking from bottom of steering tube around the lower green bearing. The marina (rack + stack) notified me of leak while in storage so I have no running symptoms to describe. I used the boat a month ago and steering and trim/tilt were normal. What are the possible causes of this leak?
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 08:48:08 am »

The steering rams leak into the pedestal so it is probably a PS fluid leak which is common.  Check the levels in the PS reservoir and the trim fluid reservoir to troubleshoot.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 08:59:51 pm »

Thanks. So if PS reservoir is low likely culprit is steering cylinder? And if trim fluid is low it's in the tilt/trim mechanism? Since it's leaking from bellow the lower green bearing does that rule out trim cylinder(s)? I'll be at boat tomorrow to check fluids. Anything else I should look for?
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 07:38:22 am »

Yes you are correct on the troubleshooting.  I think start from isolating the source of the leak and go from there.
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