1996 Johnson Evinrude "ED" 40 thru 55 2-Cylinder Service Manual, P/N 507124, Page 342Get this manual
How Can Loss of Steering Control be Minimized? When Rigging or after Servicing Use steering system recommended by the motor
Loosen, Rust, or Weaken When Transom Mounted steering systems (see picture) are used, check to uncover possible Trouble!
During this procedure, steering parts Must Not Bind Must Not Touch Other boat, motor or accessory Parts in Transom Area transom
mounted steerer ._-.to stop Why? hard blow to the motor's- gearcase can result in damage to steering parts here Be aware
that Raising or Lowering motor on transom can change set up which was O.KearlierIf moved up or down even 12 inch, run test