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1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Anything related to the operation of your boat. Steering, Bilge Pumps, thru-hulls, bottom paint, etc.
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1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Postby Boathooked » June 30th, 2014, 9:41 am

Does anyone know how much fluid/what level I am supposed to fill the resevour at the helm? I opened it up this weekend to check and cannot tell what is considered full.

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Re: 1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Postby waybomb » June 30th, 2014, 1:42 pm

Are you talking about the steering pump itself, the thing the steering wheel is attached to? That would be full. All the way. Try to determine if it has the hynautic fluid or auto trans fluid in it - do not mix oils.
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Re: 1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Postby Boathooked » July 1st, 2014, 7:59 am

waybomb...I believe I am speaking of the steering pump. There is a reservoir cap to the right of the wheel at the helm, when I open it up it looks empty.I have no way to telling what was put in there.
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Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: 1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Postby waybomb » July 1st, 2014, 1:06 pm

I am not familiar with that set-up. Sorry.
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1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
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Re: 1998 Carver 355 hydraulic steering

Postby AaHubb » July 1st, 2014, 7:48 pm

My '99 404 uses power steering fluid, yours may be the same. You most likely have a leak some where in the system. I found my leak at the steering cylinder. A quick trip to a local hydraulic shop and a $100 bill and it was good as new. As I recall refill took less than a quart.
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