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Unread 05-21-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

I have a 1998 Yamaha G-16A that the steering box shaft is moving in and out.
It pulls up toward the driver, and then of course the inner part wiggles all around at the top and the steering gets all kinds of loose, or won't turn one direction.
The steering box was worked on 2 years ago and everything was good until this past weekend.

Does the nut and locked in the bottom of the steering box have anything to do with that. The outer bigger piece has not threads about 1/2 way up it, when you screw back the inner piece out

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Unread 05-21-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

Upon further inspection it appears the the lower bearing is also out in the steering box. Are these hard to replace ?

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Unread 05-21-2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

Mine had a lot of slack, and would sort of unwind in one direction the turn back in the other way. I thought I had a trashed box but found that the lower bearing retainer had turned out a few turns. I snugged it up until I felt resistance in the wheel, then loosened until it turned very easily (cart jacked up by the center so wheels are free to turn). Tightened the locking ring with some loctite and the steering is perfect.

Lower bearing is easy to get to. Turn out the big nut on the end of the steering shaft and you can reach up in and pull out the race. Behind that is what I suppose is a tapered roller bearing. But make sure yours isn't simply loose before changing the bearing.
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Unread 05-21-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

No the bearing is shot I can see that so it should just pull out.
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Unread 05-21-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

I think if you remove that lower bearing adjuster and turn the wheel CCW it'll walk that lower bearing and race out the end of your gearbox. May need to rap the steering wheel with a mallet (gently) to drive it out. Don't go crazy on it, box isn't super durable. Try this with center of cart jacked up so wheels can turn. If it doesn't walk out wait for more experienced advice.

When you rebuild drill and tap steel cover for a grease fitting.

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Unread 05-22-2018, 06:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: 98 G-16 A Steering Shaft Adjusting In & Out

Good idea on the grease fitting. It came right apart after taking the lower cover off.
After replacing the bearing and race, how do you adjust the bearing cover, just snug enough that it doesn't push the shaft back up ?

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