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Quick Tip: How to Lubricate Steering Linkages

Lubricate your engine for smooth steering and a long life.


We all love the water, but the water can be very unkind to our equipment.

Your Mercury outboard is built using space-age alloys and coatings to resist rust and corrosion, but it still requires some attention every now and then, especially to its steering components and transom assembly. Just a little grease and light oil applied as demonstrated in this Mercury Quick Tip will not only help your engine have a long, trouble-free life, it will also ensure your steering is smooth and responsive every time you hit the water.

To locate the exact service points on your Mercury outboard and to see the factory-recommended lubrication intervals, please consult your owner’s manual.

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