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My 1972 Hynautic steering works well. Several seasons I did replace an arm. However, when it is cold out I see fluid leaking from the stern comtrols. I have a lever that changes the steering from the wheel to the tiller.It seems to be some kind of expansion in the cold wether. It has always done this. I am in mantaince mode now and can adress it if it is a problem. Does this seem normal. Then again most of what I do is not normal.

This post edited by MistyTom 09:25 PM 03/24/2008
 

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I would check all the fittings and see if one is leaking. Moreland hose sells a dye that you put into the fluid tank and look with a lite. The leak will show up in a bright blue color under the lite. I used it and it saved me alot of time. found the leak in one day after putting the dye in.Its like C.S.I for boat leaks but it really works.
 

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I had a similiar problem onmy hydraulic steering wheel. In the winter I would get a stream of fluid oozing out from behind the steering wheel. I finally took the wheel off and there was a round plate and a seal around the shaft. I replaced this seal and the problem went away.
 

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Doesn't seem to be "normal." Is there a vent in the stern that would allow the fluid to escape? I would hunt down the leak, just to make sure it isn't something to be concerned about. I wouldn't want to be 100 miles offshore and suddenly loose all my hydraulic fluid.
 
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