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 Post subject: triton tr17
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:10 pm 
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very tight rack and pinion steering....tried lubing the back shaft at the motor, but still very stiff...the boat sat for a year or so before i bought it.....merc 115 elpto....any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:20 am 
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About all you can do is replace the cables. The grease inside them dries and becomes like cement.

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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:40 am 
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CM is right - dont take a chance, replace them.

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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
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dropped it off today to have cables replaced....has just gotten worse since original post...looks like about $560.....is that a decent price...4 hrs labor and $179 for part


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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
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Looks like there labor rate is around 75 an hour so thats not bad. Cable price is in line as well.

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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
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thanks...i normally undertake these projects myself, but have a bad left hand right now and cant even attempt it...pro outboard inc in lake wylie.....they have a pretty good reputation....


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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:05 pm 
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got the boat back today....i am very impressed with their work and their professionalism....cable ended up being $149 instead of 179 and they passed that along to me....that is a good way to do business, and it will create repeat business...


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 Post subject: Re: triton tr17
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Let us know who did the work so we can suggest them to others..

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:05 am 
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Ken at Pro Outboard 6532 montgomery rd Lake Wylie, SC....
replaced steering cable - tleleflex
replaced fuel line
repelace fuel filters
replace flo torq hub sleeve
fix reg wires
replaced lower gear oil
$650

work was done on a 1999 mercury 115 elpto
dropped off monday morning, picked up about noon on wednesday
I would def recommend these guys.....


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