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    Default Locked Steering

    My 01 RXX Steering has locked. I cannot turn the steering system at all. I have checked the rear nozzle area and cables and do not see anything out of the ordinary. Anyone have any idea what happened? Is there a steering lock on these boats?

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    No, but your cable or steering bushing may be corroded.
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    Default Re: Locked Steering

    Weird than cause the corrision happened overnight. Everything was working perfectly the day before.

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    If a cable is corroded and a strand or two break, they fold over and jam in the sheath. That's why it's critical to ALWAYS inspect and maintain your cables. It can and does happen while riding too.
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    Default Re: Locked Steering

    all it would take is the nossal getting smacked once to jamb the cable . disconect the cable at both ends and see what dont turn .
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    Default Re: Locked Steering

    I think I know what it is. A few days ago it was in the 50's so I washed and waxed the ski and now today it go below 20 and possibly some of the water I used to wash the ski didnt all dry away and froze in some of the parts in the steering. I'll wait and see when it gets warm than diagnose further.

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    I don't know of any steering parts that would hold any water in the first place, let alone enough to freeze solid enough that you can't move it. Now if you forced water up the cable, that's another story. See above...
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    Yep, it froze the cable in the cable shroud. Thaw it out and I bet it will still work.
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    LOL two totally different opinions. Thanks for the info guys I'll wait until later this week when its back in the low 40s again and see what happens.

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    I don't know what you're reading but we said the same thing.
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