This article will help you change a steering cable with a Teleflex rack system. This will only cover changing the steering cable and not how to remove parts of the interior and flooring to get to the steering cable as there are a lot of different boats that this same procedure will work on.
Tools needed for the swap are as follows,
You will first need to loosen the nut that attach the cable and the support tube using a 1 1/8" wrench.
Then remove the bolt that holds the steering cable to the swivel on the tiller arm using an 9/16" wrench on the bolt and an 1/2" wrench on the nut.
Now under the dash remove the four bolts that hold the rack to the helm using a 7/16 wrench.
At this point I take a cutoff tool and cut the cable between the v-drive and the gas tank to make the removal of the old cable much easier.
Now pull the two parts out of the boat.
To install the new cable I fish a wire from the helm to the gas tank area to feed the new cable toward the rear of the boat. Before running the new cable take the rudder end and push cable all the way into the jacket and tape them together and that will make the turns easier than if the cable is out of the jacket.
When running the new cable if you have a v-drive, run the cable on top of the tank as that will help keep water out of the jacket of the cable and stop the problem that we are correcting.
Run the cable from the helm through the support tube and connect to the tiller arm. Look under the boat and make sure rudder is straight and straighten the steering wheel then attach the rack to the helm.