Teleflex offers various seal kits such as HS5161 for their hydraulic steering helms. Seal kits are available for BayStar, Baystar Plus, SeaStar, SeaStar PRO, Hynautic, and Capilano helms.
Also available is Kit HS5151 for 1984-1990 helms. Kits for helms manufactured before 1984 require special order parts. Please call for pricing and availability.
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I have an older hydraulic helm. The only identification on the unit is Sea Star 1. No other part numbers or identification. Looks like the seal kit in the picture would have the parts, but I don't know if this unit is pre or post 1984. Any help to identify the unit, and subsequently correct seal kit is appreciated.Thamks
This is for helms from 1984 to 1990.
JD Tech Team
I have a HH5742 helm, what repair kit do I need? How much?
I don't see an HH5742 helm listed anymore, try contacting SeaStar for the seal kit number: 604-248-3858
JD Tech Team
Will this work for a Seastar 2005 HH5744 model ?
The seal kit is HS5176
I'd like to help you but I didn't receive yet m'y purchase bought as you know for more than 6 weeks.....Could you confirm the sending?
I have a Seastar 1 helm on my bay boat. The boat was built in 1989 so i am guessing this is what I need to replace leaking seals.Is it much trouble and do you have to remove the entire steering pump?
you can rebuild it in place. Getting the steering wheel off was the challenge.
I've had leaks on 4 different boats and only had to replace the small sealon the shaft for the wheel. Try that one first. It is easy to do with the unit in place. If it still leaks, then remove the unit and replace all the seals.
My hydraulic steering was not a Seastar 1. Sorry I can be of no help.
Without seing the actual scenario I would say yes take it out, work on a very clean area and do not scratch any internal parts. So no prying with screwdrivers..... I have a capilano helm which I pulled apart and replaced the seals in. I'm pretty mechanically inclined so it was easy for me. Check out you tube for videos and judge for yourself if you want to do it. Take your time, and take pics as you go in case you cant figure out how it goes back together and remember clean is critical. you will have to bleed the air out when you re-install so maybe you want to replace all the fluid while you're at it.
I've had leaks on 4 different boats and only had to replace the seal on the shaft for the wheel. This can be done with unit in place and is easy to dol. Try this first, if unit still leaks, remove it & replace all seals.
I have a bay star HH4016 helm that is leaking profusely and I find that the HS 5147 seal kit should replace the top seal. Is there any other location in the helm that could cause the fluid to leak in the helm itself?
There are orings located on the rear of the helm between the helm and the valve assembly. There are also orings located on pre set pressure relief screws in the valve assembly. Note the number of turns on the on the relief screws when removing to maintain the proper pressure settings on the helm. Any of these oring if worn or damaged can cause the helm to leak. Jamestown web site has videos that show the relief or check valve orings replacement
i installed all seal that are in the kit . it was easy
It only has 4 seals one front, back and small seals on sides keeping fluid from leaking check them all. If you have pressure release on vent cap it may be plugged and creating too much pressure. Check and clear if blocked
Looking for a steering repair kit for a Sea Star 1.7 Helm H5271. Which one should I buy?Thanks
I used the Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic identification guide on the Jamestown web site to see which repair kit would fit the unit I was working on.
This kit replaced everything in the helm except springs. Fixed the leak and now has tight steering.
I recently noticed my bridge wheel getting sloppy. Checked the hoses and noticed a little fluid on a few lines/ fittings below the lower helm and fittings by the auto pilot pump. It almost appears that the fittings are shinny or sweating for a lack of a better description. The vessel is a 02 and I never had this issue before. Can it be related to the upper helm or vent seal? No leaks up top at all. Sea Star 2.4 HH52726.9MPa
I replaced the seal kit on my Teleflex steering. The whole process took less than 30 min. and restored the steering to solid not sloppy. My boat is 2000 modeel.
Mine started out that way and then eventually I had to add fluid every other trip to keep the steering tight. My leak came from behind the steering wheel, and I never could pin point where the leak was coming from, but the seal kit fixed the problem.
Find the leaks, fix them and refill, bleed use and recheck fluid levels, add more if needed, and monitor on a per use/day basis. keep spare fluid on board in case it fails. Maybe your auto pilot is leaky if you just added it, or a fitting was installed with teflon tape rather than the proper sealant. Teflon tape is a no no because it breaks down and leaks in this application and on diesel lines as well. I had numerous leaks that were fixed by rebuilding my ram and helm, the last leak showed up in the bleed valve setup (old unit) so it can be a process. Also after i re bled my unit,(both times) and had the fluid where it needed to be, later that week, it "burped' out a little air and some fluid came with it from the top of the helm, so put some oil absorb rags around yours just in case.
I have a HH 5271 1.7 with a 5/8 shaft I need the seal that goes around the shaft at the pump under the wheelWhich new model number do I use?
Richard WeMust not be talking about the same seal 3 screw holes, rubber seal around the shaft?
That is the part that the seal kit says is obsolete so I made one
I needed the seal and had to make my own with a stainless washer for .75. I didn't need to buy the tire kit from this company.
Looking for Capilano cylinder 5350 shaft seals?
Shaft seals? These are for the front steering helm only. You have to purchase seal kit for the rear hydraulic seals?
Jamestown Distributers offer excellent products. I rebuilt my hydraulic helm steering and it's been working great.
I have a 1986 seastar capilano 1250v helm. Is the HS5151 the proper seal kit for this unit?
The correct number is HS5160, we do not carry it.
What is the correct repair kit for a HH5261?
I'm not sure. I had to look up the service manual and the part number was different than what I ordered, but you can google what the new part number is by putting in your models part number. In other words the HS5151 was labeled different in the manual, but the newer part is the exact same, just updated part numbers.
easy to install
The seal kit arrived quickly and packaged nicely. The seal kit included all the seals to replace old ones, which is approx. 12 seals. Product was a bit pricey just for the seals, but it saved me a bundle of money doin it myself. Be aware that theses helms have tensions on them from the springs inside, so it might pop open after unscrewed. I drained the fluid and noticed a gray sludge that settled at the bottom of the helm. There are 2 small ball bearings that look like bb's that come out with the threaded screws on each side. DO NOT LOSE THOSE! Be prepared for a lot of moving parts and springs, but it's still fairly simple to rebuild.