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I can’t move the selector shaft on my bf6 b Honda outboard after changing impeller. What have I done wrong

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Haven't line up the selector shaft with it in neutral
pull the leg off and do it again

Posted on Mar 10, 2018

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  • Bill Boyd Mar 10, 2018

    the selector shaft should move left or right as that is the action of the crank as it moves he dog in the gear box from front to rear to engage the particular side gears that determines the prop direction of rotation



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SOURCE: 1988 honda cr125 water pump shaft leak

Go to the site below and download a free service manual for your bike. The manual will really help you, and it is faster than my one finger keystrokes.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: When removing the impeller, how do you hold the shaft still?

Im guessing ...

On the motors I maintain, I remove the back cover. There is a start cap (usually black) on the left side held in place with a clamp. Use a phillips to loosen the clamp. DONT TOUCH ANYTHING that looks like a terminal, and be careful of the centrifical switch on the end of the shaft. Move the cap out of the way. The shaft has two flats that just happen to be 1/2 inch, Put an end wrench on the flats and you j
will have no trouble removing the impeller.

I hope this helps you

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Allen Walker

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SOURCE: how do I change the water pump impeller on a

get the kit from boat shop all it takes is four bolts and remove the lower housing.. when you put the impeller in... flex the blade the same way take a photo before you take it apart...inside get a new gasket for between the upper and lower housing too...

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

ray gallant

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SOURCE: How do I change the Impeller on a 1980 Evenrude

remove the lower unit after disconnecting the shift rod . and you will be right there . caution needed if any or the bolts are showing white oxidation around them .really HARD TO REDRILL AND TAP OUT IF BROKEN

Posted on Apr 25, 2010


william moore

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SOURCE: 1977 9.8 hp Mercury Outboard Motor Serrial # 4605112, it's an electric start with a short shaft

put it in forward gear. Drop the lower off by releasing the bolts and nuts holding it holding the lower on. (one is hiding under the back pick up screen)- some models had a plug in the back top of the exhaust/intermediate housing hiding an allen head bolt pointing down.

Once released, put a protector in a vise and clamp the lower to the bench.

2 screws or bolts will hold the water pump cover on. (the drive shaft runs thru it) Clean the carbon and rust off the drive shaft will allow the pump housing and impeller off the lower. Retrieve the funny looking key drive which runs the pump.

Inspect the shaft, the lower unit oil for water. and find all the pieces of the water pump impeller which may have gone places they shouldn't have.- including the outlet tube from the power head. Check this by putting a tube on the end and blowing- you should hear and feel the pressure in the exhaust and tell tale hole.

Now take the model number , the old pump parts to the marina for a replacement. Do a side by side comparison at the marina so you get the right stuff. Check the inside drive of the rubber impeller and see if they are exactly the same.

NOW- put the new wear plate / gaskets and drive key on, hold in place with grease. Slide the impeller on the key and spin the drive in both directions to be sure it has the impeller and will securely turn it.

Put grease in the cup of the pump housing to prevent dry start and help seat the impeller blades. Spin the shaft as you lower the housing in the pump so the blades all face in the right direction (clockwise). Screw in the bolts. Grease up the seal the watertube goes in and the spline end of the drive shaft.

Up the hole it all goes, now you only have to spline the shifter (it hasn't moved has it?) The drive shaft and the water tube all at the same time.

Check the shifter for correct position and bolt it down

Posted on Jul 29, 2012

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