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Old 06-10-2021, 04:03 PM
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Default Hydraulic steering leak

Had to add steering fluid to my seastar steering the other day it was real low. I've had to top it up a couple times over the years so I knew I had a leak but never saw any visible signs, well after doing a google search and watching a couple of videos I found where the leak is and it turns out to be a common spot to leak. It is the end caps on the steering system that connects to the motor. Anyways to make this short, being looking on amazon for the parts and there is all kinds of mixed reviews. Not so much worried about getting the seals but it's the tool that I need to take off the end caps and put new ones on.
Have any of you guys not use the tool or is it an absolute must? I know it would be easier with it. I can get the tool with the cheap seals but do not want to do it twice if I dont have too. I would rather just buy the seastar seals.

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:00 AM
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Get the tool, itís a common problem your probably going have to do it again. Did mine a couple of years ago with the tool. Donít remember much about it, so must have been easy otherwise would have remembered.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:16 AM
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I'd second getting the tool. Not sure how you could remove the end caps without it, but it probably wouldn't be pretty. I think a kit with seals and tool isn't much more than just the seals. I've had to do mine several times. There's several YouTube videos on how it's done. Pretty easy, just a little messy.
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:37 PM
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Thanks guys, Cant seem to find a place to just buy the tool and order the seals from seastar.
I guess i will have to order a kit with so so seals and hope they workout for a while. Ill be ordering seals from the dealer.

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Old 06-12-2021, 05:09 AM
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I got a kit off Amazon with the orange wiper and 8 holes for the scanner wrench. Was recommended to me by Walleye Central guys, 2 years and no problems. Search seastar on this site, it is a common problem.
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Old 06-12-2021, 03:42 PM
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Thanks, I ordered all the parts today. Found just the wrench on Amazon and ordered Seastar fittings from seastar.
I've had the boat for 11 years now and dont know if them end caps have ever been replaced.

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