Evinrude lower unit gears

Evinrude lower unit gears DEFAULT

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Maintaining Johnson/Evinrude 9.9 & 15 hp 2 cycle outboards

1974 – 2007   (Gearbox - Lower Unit / Water Pump Rebuild)   



  Definitions :The words lower unit, gearcase and gear housing can be used interchangeably in the marine industry.  The word FOOT is also slang for the lower unit - used mostly in the South.  And you will sometimes see the "leg" mentioned, which could stand for the outer exhaust housing even to include the lower unit if it is integral.

 

  Sequence of How This Article is Laid Out :  This article covers a diverse section of these repairs, and in the usual order of needed repairs, like shifting or water pump repairs.  Beyond that, the average owner will never have to open up the gearbox, or do a prop shaft seal replacement, but they are covered near the bottom of this article.

 

  Shifting Problems :  Any time you may have a shifting problem, do not immediately question the gearbox, ESPECIALLY if you happen to be using a motor that is hooked up to remote controls.  The cables can become seized internally, or possibly stretched, out of adjustment or even become unhooked from the motor.  There are adjustments of the cables at the throttle/shift control ends.

 

   As a test, if you do have remote controls, disconnect them from the motor and try shifting the motor manually at the motor as a test as explained above

 

  Transmission Stuck in Neutral :   Do Not Force Shifting Lever IF Motor Not Running.  One thing to be aware of on these motors, is that these transmissions (gearboxes) ARE NOT SYCROMESHED LIKE VEHICLES.  The clutch dogs in the gearcase's transmission are rather large in relationship to some other models.  This is good in that you most likely will not experience the motor jumping out of gear because of worn clutch dogs if the linkage adjustment is not properly set. 

 

   But also atthe same time, it means that you shouldNOTTRY TO FORCEthe shifting lever into a gear while the motor isNOTRUNNING because of these clutch dogs possibly not aligning when the motor is not running.   While it is running at a slow speed, these dogs are designed to engage easily.  Otherwise, you could very well break the shift lever, especially the newer plastic levers, or bend some of the linkage if the older metal lever.  If you experience this and you HAVE to place the transmission in gear with the motor not running where the shift lever does not want to engage, (as if the transmission is stuck) try slowly pulling on the starter rope just enough, and at the same time putting pressure on the shifting lever, to allow the clutch dogs to mesh into the gear recesses as they do become aligned.   Using this method, you find the spot you will be able to move the shift lever from forward / neutral and then into reverse easily.

 

   Any time you may have a shifting problem, do not immediately question the gearbox, ESPECIALLY if you happen to be using a motor that is hooked up to remote controls.  The cables can become seized internally, or possibly stretched, out of adjustment or even become unhooked from the motor.  There are adjustments of the cables at the throttle/shift control ends.

 

   As a test, if you do have remote controls, disconnect them from the motor and try shifting the motor manually at the motor as a test as explained above.

 

  Slipping Out of Gear : Here could be a situation where the actual gearbox is OK, just the linkage to the motor's shifting arm is out of adjustment.  In the photo below, the motor is shifted into reverse, the red arrow is pointing to a notch on the rotating shifting detent cam.  However the spring detent arm at the left is not into the notch below it, which could allow the gears to pop out of gear during a running situation.

 

    To adjust this, the blue arrow is pointing to a threaded rod from the shifting linkage that needs to be threaded out of the black plastic clevis, so the three are synchronized (gear clutch dog, shifting lever and these detent notches).

 

Here we see a out of adjustment shifting adjustment rod

 

  Worn Clutch Dog Slider : If you have problems of it not staying in forward gear under power, and the above adjustment is OK, your clutch drive engagement dogs will probably be worn along with the mating surfaces of the forward drive gear.  You might get away with just replacing the slider, or possibly may need both the drive and forward and reverse drive gears.   You usually can clean up the recesses in the gears by using a carbide cutter in a hand held Dremel tool.  There are two versions a 2 lug and a later 3 lug versions.  The older 2 lug versions (1974 to 1984) being #0325013, and the 3 lug versions came into being in 1985 #0325263 until the end of production.  The 3 lug apparently were designed for easier shifting and longer life.

 

   New parts sliders are still available for these, but the price is about $160 for the 2 lug and $90 for the newer 3 lug version.   Good used spare parts are hard to find, OR it is possible to repair this situation by welding the worm dog edges AND machining out the worn part of the gear.   To see how this was done on a 9.5hp motor, CLICK HERE where no parts are available.

 

   Some will tell you to reverse (flop ends) the sliding clutch dog unit.  Sorry, but this will not really work, well maybe for a while if it is not really worn, because the drive side of this dog for forward will also be the same side as when you flop it where you will then be using the same edge for reverse.  Worn is bad in either case.

 

 

This clutch slider #12  is the culprit here, with the front edges of the EARS being worn off enough to NOT maintain full engagement while under a load


  Actual Removal of Gear-Case to Access the Water Pump :
 If the motor has been used in saltwater to any degree, I will guarantee that at least a few of the bolts will be seized in and will be twisted off.  I will cover this in the troubleshooting  section however.   Have the motor mounted either on the transom of the boat, on a motor stand or saw horses.It also will make a slight difference in the procedure whether the motor is a long shaft or not.  There are 6 stainless, 1/4” bolts with 3/8” heads that come in from the bottom and are bolted up into the exhaust housing assembly.If it is a short shaft, they are the only ones there.If however it happens to be a longshaft, there is a 5” extension, or if a Sailmaster a 10" extra long extension between the lower unit and this housing.On these, then remove the upper 6 bolts for access to the shift linkage coupler.The lower 6 bolts attach this extension to the lower unit which would need to also be removed to access the water pump. 

 

   When you get these 6 bolts removed, the gear case unit should drop down about 1/2”.If it does not you may have to tap it with a plastic mallet.Shift the gearshift into reverse to pull the lower shifting rod up allowing access to the connector retainer bolts now visible by the blue arrow in the photo below.When the lower unit does slide down, there will be, inside the housing in the front right hand side, a connector that is a strap with 2, ¼” tapped holes top and bottom.  Shift the gearshift into forward, allowing the gearcase to drop down enough to access the connector bolts.  In these holes are 2 bolts that are screwed in sideways connecting the upper and lower shifting rods.These bolts go in a threaded hole in the connector, which has a vertical groove for the shifting rods, and the bolts go into the connector with the rods which have a groove that the bolts slide into it hold the rods in place.Remove only the top screw.It has a 3/8" hex head and also a screwdriver slot.  If you need to replace it, get a stainless steel 1/4" X 28TPI (National Fine) 1/2" long and hacksaw a screwdriver slot in the head.  However, make it wide enough to be able to use a decent sizes screwdriver blade on.  Once this bolt is removed the gearcase unit can be moved downward and off the midsection exhaust housing.

Showing the shifting rod screw that needs to be removed to disassemble the unit.  This photo is of a short shaft motor

 

  Driveshaft Seized in Powerhead & Lower Unit Will Not Drop: If after you remove the above shifting rod coupler bolt AND YOU CAN NOT get the driveshaft to come loose from the crankshaft splines up inside the housing and slide down and off, your only way to separate the exhaust housing from the lower unit is to drive some kind of non-marring wedges in between the two, forcing them apart.   If this is the case and it does not come off, by dropping down and away from the exhaust housing?  In all probability, some previous repairman may NOT have greased the upper driveshaft spline an it is stuck in the lower crankshaft mating spline.    This can be a problem, but most of us have relied on wedging it off, possibly by using a couple of large screwdrivers, but the plastic timber fallers wedges are ideal in that they won't mar the housings.

 

   In the process, the driveshaft with the water pump impeller key will be forced out through the top of the water pump's plastic water pump housing, usually breaking the top of the pump housing.  However you might luck out in that it only ruins the water pump's top seal.

 

   About the only way to separate the driveshaft from the powerhead in this situation is to REALLY get aggressive on the wedges between the exhaust housing and the lower unit .   Number one, you need to get it dropped enough to remove the shifting rod retaining screw as explained above.  If it is seized beyond that, you can try to tip the motor upside down and soak a quart or so of penetrating oil for a week or better, trying to get the oil into the upper driveshaft spline and the lower part of the crankshaft splines. 

 

   What will happen with more wedging is that you will need to force the lower unit down and the water pump impeller key up THRU the top of the water pump’s stainless steel cup AND the plastic housing (or hopefully just ruining the pump's upper seal).  Once it breaks through this pump housing or seal, the driveshaft should slide up thru the pump housing, as it is just splined into the drive gear in the gearbox. You might even do some damage to the exhaust housing by the wedging, but Bondo or JB Weld is your friend here.

   It just about has to come off, as there is not enough room to assemble everything off the bottom and still tighten the water pump housing screws then buried up inside the exhaust housing.  The only other alternative is to pull the powerhead to get to it.  But that will probably be harder to accomplish the goal from that end.

   In trying to soak this stuck shaft,  you have to pull the driveshaft from the stuck section in the crankshaft, you may have to tip it upside down and pour penetrating oil in.   If you just poured oil in, it would have to be over 2 1/2" inside before it would get up over the raised boss that the shaft goes into.  A better way would be to again tip it up, but at a slight angle, pour a slight amount of penetrating oil ONTO the shaft, allowing the oil to run down the shaft so it would be able to go up inside the raised boss the shaft is in on the lower part of the powerhead.  Pour enough in so that you are sure it may be getting to the spline.  Let this set for a few days.   BTW one of the best penetrating oils is a 50/50 mix of Automatic Transmission Fluid and Acetone.  A second  choice would be hydraulic brake fluid.

 

   Then you will need to pull the powerhead so you can get at the upper spine and be able to remove the driveshaft.  Then more soaking with penetrating oil, but at least you can be closer to your work and get more persuasive.

   Once the driveshaft key has been pulled through the water pump, the driveshaft will now just slide out of the splines of the gears in the lower unit and out of water pump.   If it broke the plastic housing, you may need a new housing, or at least probably a new seal #0318972. 

   Only thing to remember is if you now tip the lower unit, gear oil will leak (RUN) out the hole where the driveshaft was.

 
   Then you can clamp a Vise Grip pliers onto the shaft (at a location where no seal or impeller will be).  Using a big hammer, pound on this Vise Grip trying to drive it out of the splines in the crankshaft.  You might mark it somewhere so you would have an idea if it starts to move.  Try to pound it out, let it set again.   Pound on the lower end, trying to at least move it a tad bit.  Pound on the pliers again.  You do not really care if it mars the shaft IF it is in a location where no seals are located as you can file that down later . 

   You may have to beat on it repeatedly over a few days and all the while trying to rap it also sideways to loosen the rusted in connection.  When you put it back be sure to grease the splines with waterproof (boat trailer bearing) grease.

You will get it off, but it may take a while and then will have to file off the marks on the shaft as the water pump housing and impeller has to slide over this upper section of the shaft. 

   Unless you've damaged those non-critical areas, you can just file the marks down and use it as is.    A lot of machine shops can spray new metal on minor corrosion pits (and Vice-Grip marks), then regrind to the original outside diameter.   Replacement shafts are around $170, so reworking your's if the functional ends are OK is readily acceptable.

Here, showing the powerhead removed from the exhaust housing for clearer understanding, with the driveshaft as it would be when stuck & upside down


  Clean Out & be Sure the Front Cavity & Drain is Clear :
 
 When you get the lower unit separated from the midsection look at the large forward cavity in the gear case unit.  This cavity is only accessible from the top when the gear case is removed.  This cavity has a drain hole coming out just above and on the left hand side of the rounded gearcase boss.If the motor has been used near saltwater, this whole inner cavity can become plugged with salt/aluminum corrosion residue.The shifting rod runs down into the gear case in the middle of this cavity.Do not remove this shifting rod at this time, as it has a rubber O-Ring seal around the lower end to keep the water out.If you unscrew this shaft, take it out before you clean this cavity, salt and debris will fall inside the gearbox. And you might have problems getting the threaded end of the shaft aligned back so that it will start into the threads of the shifting yoke inside the lower unit.

   There is a drain hole as seen by the blue arrow in the LH photo below.  This hole is to drain out any water from this cavity so that if it is stored during a freezing winter that the water doers not freeze and break the housing.  It also is a drain for any other debris/oily residue from inside the exhaust housing.  

 

   If it is plugged and you find the cavity full of whatever, you may have to use a long screwdriver or something similar to dig out much of this debris.  This salt/aluminum debris can be packed in very hard.  Wash it out, keep digging, as there is quite a large deep cavity here.The internal drain hole to the outside drain hole is in the very forward part of this triangle.  You will also need to weld a 1/4" extension on a standard 3/16” drill bit that will be about 9" overall.  Use it on a drill motor to drill out this crap, especially down to the drain hole.

 

   For the older motors, you will then need an 1/8" drill to clean out from the outside hole into the inner cavity, location as shown by the arrow in the LH photo below.  On the later motors of late 1980's on this hole was increased to 1/4".   When you get this cavity clean, wash it out with water, and observe whether the water runs out the outer drain hole.

 

   I have seen this drain hole so plugged plugged that if there is a bit of corrosion in that area that you will not even see it.  Or maybe at the factory someone forgot to drill it, the dimensions taken off an existing one are, from the top of the housing where it joins the midsection, 7 3/8" down and 5/8" rearward of the front of the housing.

 

   In the RH photo below, the water pump housing is what you see attached by the 4 bolts.  The arrow is pointing to the shifting rod coupler visible on the small shaft.

 

Drain hole for the cavity from the outside

This is what it should look like. 


   As you can see from the LH photo below, the housing is cracked and even a chunk of the outer housing missing.  This in itself may not effect the operation of the motor because inside this particular area is just a void and not into the gearbox itself, UNLESS there are other internal corrosion possibly into the gearcase.   The small round hole is the drain hole shown in the previous photo above.  RH lower photo, unburned gas/oil from excess idling during trolling PLUS salt corrosion accumulated here.   If the drain hole was clear, this oil would drain out and not allow this much build-up.

   You may think that since you flush your motor that with muffs each time, that this cleans this inside cavity as well.Not for this cavity.If the cavity and corresponding drain hole is clear, when you remove the motor from the water, about 1 cup of water should run out this outer drain hole.  When removal from the water, this can drain water out for a couple of minutes.  It is recommended that you find a small nozzle, back-flush water into the outer drain hole each time you flush the motor.  The later models increased hole from 1/8"size to about 1/4" and it would be recommended that you also do this, in that the factory must have decided the smaller hole may have been detrimental as shown by the 2 photos above.
 

Here salt corrosion built up inside the front housing which corroded & popped holes in the housing.Salt corrosion with a mix of unburned exhaust oil  because of a plugged drain hole.  This was on a longshaft motor


   Another thing you may encounter is corrosion devouring the aluminum at the water pump base.  If the aluminum (usually in the front) of the base under the water pump is deteriorated, you can clean it up by sandblasting, then build it up with the epoxy called J-B Weld.  There has to be material there otherwise the flow of water being sucked up thru the intake screens, then into the housing below the bottom of the water pump will not direct the water in the right place.   This can then greatly effect the efficiency of the water pump.

 

   Shown below is a cure for this corroded area.  Lathe turn a stub shaft that just goes into the shaft seals on the bottom, also fit the upper corroded area.  The drive-shaft size is 1/2" and the outer diameter of the seal is 1 .125".  Once this stub shaft is made, lubricated with Vaselene to keep the J-B Weld from adhering, mix the epoxy, pushing it into place, wait for the curing to take place.  Once cured, the bond to the stub shaft (if there is any) can be broken loose by rotating the stub shaft.  If you are replacing the upper shaft seals, you will have to be sure that this new epoxy area is slightly larger than the seal OD as you do not want to break the epoxy that you just put in.  The corrosion will not usually be low enough into the housing to effect the outer seal surface.   When cured, file the epoxy flat with the top of the housing.

 

   The photos below show the stub shaft on the left.  On the right photo, the built up epoxy is marked in purple and identified by the arrow A.   Arrow B shows the shifting rod seal bushing in place.  Note, that there needs to be an opening at the rear into the rectangular hole coming from the water intake.  Do not mistake material being gone here as being corroded out.  If you build it up here also you have effectively blocked all water into the water pump.

 

A lathe turned stub shaft as described aboveWater pump base rebuilt with J-B Weld shown in purple


  Water Pump :
 
 The operation of most marine water pumps using a rubber vaned impeller is, the cavity between the vanes is what makes it pump water.  As the off-center impeller rotates, the cavity enlarges, drawing in a gulp of water.  As it continues to rotate, the cavity becomes smaller, and squeezes the water out and up the water tube to the powerhead.

 

    These motors are equipped with a plastic/Nylon bodied water pump housing.  There is also a stainless bottom plate, this plate has to be positioned with the suction hole in the proper location/relationship as indicated in the photos.   If you are just replacing the impeller, you can tell which way is up by observing the wear of the impeller on this plate.   The impeller fits in this stainless cup liner which gives a very long lasting situation.   In most cases you will never need to replace the water pump assembly, just the impeller.

   Things to look for after the water pump is removed are, the impeller can take on a curl rather than have the blades snap straight outwards when removed from the housing.  It may have also picked up some sand or some other type abrasive material which has created a scoring in the lower impeller plate and/or upper housing.  That scoring alone would have a tendency to create a air pocket creating inefficiency in the pump. 

On the left, Bombardier water pump kit complete #394711.  Fits all Johnson and Evinrude 9.9 and 15hp 2 stroke motors from 1974 thru 2007 and 4 stroke 8, 9.9 and 15hp motors from 1995 thru 2001. 

This complete kit, with all needed parts to completely replace the water pump and instructions. It sells for about $40 at most dealers.

On right is just the new impeller, which usually sells for about $12.


   On these motors, the water goes to the outer water jacket first, the overboard water indicator line comes off the lower jacket (closest to the pump's input location).  This overboard water indicator (tell tale) will have water first, before going into the rest of the motor.Therefore if you do not have water coming out of this indicator hole, and YOU ARE SURE THAT THERE ARE NO BLOCKAGES, things pretty well point to your water pump
IS NOT WORKING.  

   One rule of thumb is: if the engine overheats and the water pump impeller doesn't look like it just came out of the box, replace it --- then should the problem still persist, go further into the system as needed.  Of course be sure the outlet tube and grommet is fitting correctly.  But you have eliminated the most likely source of the problem to start with.

 

    Shown below on the left is the water pump with the impeller in the water pump housing and greased as instructions call for.  YOU WILL NOTE that the rotation of the impeller appears backwards, YES it is, but you are looking at the impeller from the BOTTOM side. 

 

    During functioning the water is drawn into the housing in a slot in the lower plate of the water pump, (not shown here) but this slot is at the lower side of this photo.   The vanes are not as compressed allowing the water to be sucked into the cavity.   As the impeller turns on the driveshaft, the vanes compress as the cavity is not centered , but offset or eccentric.  This offset forces the water from the rotating impeller out the gap seen on the top of the cavity and up into the copper tube which is located in the 1/2" round hole in the top of the pump housing.  Here the tube is secured and sealed by a rubber grommet in the top of the water pump.

 

    When the motor is running, the water in the water pump housing is pushed by the rubber vaned centrifugal impeller upward and into the 3/8" copper supply tube up into the powerhead. 

On the photo below, the RH is a new water pump impeller.  Seen here is the drive slot in the bottom for the impeller key into the driveshaft.

 

   As said before, this is a centrifugal pump, this means that the impeller is a rubber vaned insert setting inside of a stainless steel housing.  Again the impeller is offset to one side so that when the water comes into the pump housing at the widest part around the impeller and as the impeller turns the water is compressed and then forced out on the other side.   This is illustrated by the LH photo below.

   The outer edges of the vanes are not the only significant part of the water pump impeller as the circular rubber rings on both sides also act a seal, keeping the water trapped between the vanes.

In the right hand photo below, you can see the semi-circle slot, which is the water inlet into the impeller chamber.  The housing has a shallow slot on the upper part of the stainless steel cup and housing in this photo.  This allows the water to be pushed out and into the chamber where the copper tubing carries the water up to the powerhead.

Water pump with impeller installed, VIEWED FROM THE BOTTOM SIDENew impellerHere is the housing & lower plate pivoted to the right
 


   If you tear it apart and a vane or two are missing, or even the ends partly worn off, this could not be good, as where did these chunks of rubber go to?  They maystuck up inside the supply tube to the motor, or they if happened to get by that location, could be inside the water passages in the block/head or plug the thermostat.

 

   In the photo below you will see 2 bad impellers.  The one on the right has taken a set  from being in the housing so long that it would not be really effective.  What you can not see is that the inner metal core that has the keyway in it has become about 1/2 unbonded from the rubber.  This core is made round. 

   The impeller on the left has a hexagon core that has become completely unbonded.  It however may function (for a while) until it disintegrates.  If you tear a water pump down and find a hexagon section on the driveshaft, this is what you have.  Don't get excited if your new impeller does not look like the one that came out, just remove the metal, clean the shaft and proceed with the repairs.

Both 9.9/15hp impellers, but of a different vintage or manufacturer showing the different hubs.  The one on the right has obviously taken a set & needed replacement


   The driveshaft may have a O-Ring around it on the splines that engage the motor crankshaft.The earlier motors had a groove around the shaft for this O-Ring, while the newer ones apparently had the O-Ring in a internal groove in the lower end of the driveshaft.The O-Ring was to help keep rust from forming in the crankshaft splines, seizing the driveshaft to the crankshaft.   But if you just smear some marine boat trailer spindle grease on the shaft splines when you reassemble, this serves the same purpose.  They found that on rare occasions that IF you hit something really hard the rubber prop hub may not absorb all the impact and the driveshaft can twist off at this groove, making removal of the broken stud, so the groove was abandoned.

    If this O-Ring is on the shaft, remove it until you are ready to re-install the parts.

   Now on the top of the gear case unit, you will find 4 bolts holding the water pump on with the driveshaft going thru this pump housing.  The pump housing will plastic/nylon.  Newer units will have brass sleeves around the bolt holes to eliminate any problem of over tightening, cracking the pump body.

   Unscrew these 4 bolts and slide the water pump housing up and off the driveshaft.  The front 2 screws are longer than the rear ones for the original units.  Keep this in mind when you reassemble the unit.   Later pumps used the same length screws for all of them.   If you purchase a new water pump kit it includes the impeller, seals, O rings and a new housing it will come with 4 new  shorter screws as the new housing front bolt bosses are lower, the same height as the rear.   Make note of which direction the impeller vanes are facing, as you need to install the new impeller the same way, otherwise it will not pump right.Now also there will be a key that holds the impeller to the shaft.Save this also for reassembly.

    If you take it apart and the impeller appears still intact, you should consider inspecting it further, as it is not uncommon for the inner hub to become unbonded from the rubber impeller, allowing the hub to spin inside the impeller rubber.   Some of these metal hubs are round while other brands are hexagon.  Also some aftermarket impellers can be thinner than the originals, not sealing on the sides, sucking air, creating erratic pumping.

 

   When assembled in the pump housing and bolted onto the lower unit the driveshaft and impeller rotates clockwise as does the motor.  Since the pump housing is smaller than the impeller, the vane tips need to be facing in a counter-clockwise position as they are FOLLOWING the rotation of the driveshaft which forces the vane tips backwards.

   The motor has to be submerged in water above the level of the water pump.  The impeller pulls the water in the pump unit and then pumps it up into the engine.

    It is recommended you replace the water pump to outlet tube grommet as well.   This grommet is held in place by 2 "ears" on the sides that snap into matching holes in the top of the water pump outlet hole.

 

    if you order a BRP #394711 water pump repair kit (shown in the photo above) among all the other parts there will be 3 rubber grommets, one is taller and flared than the other as seen in the photo below.   There is another taller but smaller dia. grommet that is designed for the 4 stroke motors.  If you purchase an aftermarket kit like Sierra, this 4 stroke grommet may not be included.

 

   These same water pump kits are used on all OMC models of 9.9 and 15hp motors from 1974 on to 2005 and then the 4 stokes after that.

 

   The regular shorter grommet # 302497  is designed for the 15" or regular shortshaft length motors, while the taller grommet # 327035 is designed for the 20" longshaft and 25" extra longshaft models.  The reason for the longer grommet, is if you look at it, the taller body has the inner hole with more of a long taper, allowing the water pump outlet pipe better alignment (especially since it is buried deep inside the longshaft extension and out of sight during final installation) the tube has to automatically align.

   Now to confuse the issue, the printed factory parts list is WRONG, listing the #327035 as for the 15" shortshaft and the #302497 for the 20" unit.  THESE DISCRIPTIONS OF THE LENGTH TO BE USED ON, ARE JUST REVERSED IN THE FACTORY PARTS MANUAL.  And some of the aftermarket suppliers also have it wrong, OR the image is so distorted that it is pretty hard to clearly identify which one is which.  But if you go to Marine Engine.com   they have it right on their online parts catalog.

   To verify this, I made a special trip to a OMC marine mechanic and had him pull one each of these numbered parts.  So again YES, the regular shorter grommet # 302497  is designed for the 15" or regular shortshaft length motors, while the taller grommet # 327035 is designed for the 20" and 25" longshaft models.

   Johnson/Evinrude OMC Grommet #0302497 is equivalent to aftermarket parts: 18-3329 Sierra Marine, 878863 Mercury Marine, 9-43603 Mallory Marine, 86492 GLM

 
   Johnson/Evinrude OMC Grommet #0327035 is equivalent to aftermarket parts: 18-2392 Sierra Marine, 878816 Mercury Marine, 9-43615 Mallory Marine, 86496 GLM
 

Here the bag shows the correct number for the longshaft (20") grommet Here is the factory parts list, but it is wrong
Click on the above thumbnail top see full size


   Some mechanics may install the longer longshaft grommet for better alignment in the short shaft motors thinking this is an improvement which pretty well eliminates any misaligned, folded over grommet problem, yes it helps.  Some of the water pump kits only supply the parts, with no identification of these grommets.  However if you do so, the grommet is tall and wide enough at the top where the water tube goes in that it will come in contact with the bottom of the exhaust housing, sealing off the exhaust water cavity drain holes around the tube off. 

 

   This can prevent any water from draining back into and then out of the lower unit exhaust area via the oversized hole the copper water tube passes upward through from the water pump.   There should be minimal water BUILDUP in this area, just enough to cool the housing.  

 

    What will happen is that the motor will run well for a while, and usually fine at an idle, but when you give it some throttle, it may hesitate, even sound like it is coughing.  Yes, it is because water is backing up inside the exhaust, choking any expedient exhaust gas outlet with the only real exhust releif at the blubber hole on the rear upper section of the exhaust housing.  This will usually effect more dramatically the early 9.9/15hp motors that use the square exhaust tube.   The later motors that use the round exhaust tube that is not sealed at the lower end at the lower unit should not be afflicted by this problem. 

 

   Another thing this could dois to captivate water inside this area when you put the motor away for the winter and those who live in climates that freeze in the winter, AND there is any water trapped above this plate, this water could freeze, expand and break the housing.

 

   NOW if you do insist on using this longshaft better alignment grommet on shortshaft motors, you can modify the housing by drilling 2 holes about 3/16" dia. holes in the exhaust housing plate on each side of the grommet location to ensure any entrapped water will drain out of that cavity as shown in the photo on the right below.  Shown below are the placement of new drain holes.  However location seems to be pretty critical as there is a recess on the outer housing to accommodate the lower rubber housing mounts and the inner boss.  These are my second try before getting them into the cavity above, so location is pretty critical.

 

   Depending on the year of motor, the lower unit (as seen in the RH photo below) can have different water escape around the copper tube from the water pump.   Motors in at least the 74-76 range have a different water escape in that the hole where the tube enters is simply made oversize by about 1/8".  The photo below shows a couple of "key" type slots on each side of this tube as it enters the housing, this photo is of a 1979 motor.   Another set of lower photos show the 92 with a much wider hole  This version would not be susceptible to any blockage by the longer eared grommet.  I have not had enough motors apart after I discovered this situation to be able to tell just when the 92 style hole was began.  My guess however would be the mid 1980s.

At the left is a longshaft grommet # 327035, with a shortshaft #  302497 in the center & on the right is a shortshaft style that is damaged, folded over & restricting flow.   Note the "retaining ears" on them. Shown here by the red arrows is the location I found that  should work.  Anything forward & out will miss the narrow cavity above.  You can see the 2 drain slots on the sides of the copper water tube that can be blocked by a longshaft grommet when used on a shortshaft exhaust housing


   On these early 1974-1976 motors the outlet water just exited from the block behind the exhaust tube and into this chamber to cool the exhaust tube and to provide a bit of back pressure to blubber enough exhaust gas/water to tell the water pump was working.  Later versions, the exhaust water was diverted down part way by a short copper tube.

    There is also a large neoprene O-Ring that is slid over the top of the water pump housing.  This helps align the lower unit and water pump into the mid section housing and to keep water from entering the driveshaft cavity.  

 

   There is a seal on top of the water pump housing which the driveshaft goes thru.  This seal is needed to make a complete seal on the top of the water pump, otherwise UNLESS the water pump is totally submerged you will have erratic pumping due to air ingestion.  This is also to isolate any water from backing up inside the driveshaft channel, enough to (if it was saltwater) to corrode the splines of the upper driveshaft/crankshaft when later removal was required.

 

  Exhaust Housing :  These have been modified over time to accommodate exhaust improvements.  The early models up until about 1981 when the 15hp motors were fitted with the round tuned exhaust tubes had the square exhaust tubes sealed on the bottom with a rubber ring.  Then about 1990 all, even the 9.9s were fitted with the round exhaust tube.  The later round tubes were not sealed at the bottom.  As shown in the RH photo below, the tube stops about 1" above this plate that has the two approximately 5/8" diameter relief holes in.

 

   Notice the differences in the relief clearances around the water tubes.  The 74 has just excess slop around the tube, but can create a problem on realignment of the tube when replacing a impeller if the tube is not truly centered because of the limited viewing of this much needed alignment when assembling the lower unit to the exhaust housing.  The 79 has a slightly smaller hole for better tube alignment and has side slots for water escapement.  While the 92 appears to be a combination of both the 74 and 79.

1974 exhaust housing

1979 exhaust housing

1992 exhaust housing

 

    You will notice in the LH photo below that the round exhaust tube is about 1" shorter and as indicated above it does not bottom out as the square bottom rubber sealed tube.

   You will also notice in the RH photo below that the early square tube has no provision for exhaust water as it just belched behind (to the left) of the LH image.  The later units were fitted with a actual water tube that was about 6" long as seen in both photos.  Water inlet tubes stayed the same.

 

   You could probably use the later round exhaust tubes in the earlier housings with little consequences as when on a boat and in the water, the water itself will be up to about that baffle level, which would in turn create some backpressure.  However it may be best to do some JB Weld buildup on the bottom of the block to accommodate the new outlet tube.

RH side view of 9.9 hp square & 15 hp round exhaust housings Early 9.9 exhaust housing on left & later 9.9 & 15 hp "tuned" exhaust housings on right, top view


  Flushing With Garden Hose :
  If you have been having water problems, you may consider at this time, fabricating a garden hose adapter to the copper water supply tube leading to the powerhead.  This is made from a 5/16" or 3/8" ID rubber or vinyl tube attached to a 3/8" barbed fitting that is then screwed into pipe bushings and then into a garden hose to pipe end.   You can hose clamp the rubber/vinyl tube onto the barbed fitting.  Then with the lower unit off the exhaust housing, hose clamp the loose end onto the motor's 3/8" copper tube. 

 

   Without the motor running, turn on the garden hose water supply, starting slowly until you see what is happening.  If nothing, or very little water exits the overboard tell tale hole, poke the small wire up there to clean it out again.  On the early 1974 motors that did not have a overboard tell tale hole, this method will not work.  Turn the water on full force and see if you can force debris, salt or sand out using this method.   If there is a blockage somewhere, you will not get any (or very little) out the rear blubber hole if it is a pre 1977 or the tell tale hole if a later model.

Water-jacket  flush adapter

 

    If you have some flow out the tell tail hole, but there is considerable debris, you may have to constantly poke the wire into the pee hole to clear this exit hole.  I have also made a 3/16" wire into a crank handle type thing and flattened the upper end.  You can poke it up the motor supply tube, rotate it to see if any debris is in this tube.   If this does not do it and if it is apparent that there may be considerable debris inside, or a blockage somewhere, then you should probably remove the head itself as on these motors prior to 1987 it is easier than just the thermostat cover.   Now remove the thermostat cover and  you can see if there is a blockage or bad thermostat.

    One thing about using this method is that you can isolate if it is the water pump, or a blockage inside the powerhead or water jacket passages.

 

  Reassembly of Water Pump :One thing that many who just replace the impeller overlook, is the seal in the top of the water pump housing.  If that seal that seals around the driveshaft has deteriorated, replacing a impeller may not be as efficient as you would hope.  Plus, excess water could be pushed up the driveshaft, doing things that the motor was not designed to handle.

   Place the new impeller in the water pump housing with the vanes ALL
pointing in the same direction as when you took the old one out.If you forgot, remember that the motor rotates in a clockwise direction, therefore the vanes need to be pointing in the opposite direction as the motor is rotating as the rotating shaft will force the vanes back.Also take into consideration that you maybe assembling this unit upside down before you slide it onto the driveshaft.  If you get them in wrong, it possibly will not hurt, as when the motor is started and ran at a high RPM, the centrifugal force of the rotation more than likely establish them in the right relationship anyway.

   It is a good idea to put a slight amount of grease on the impeller vanes at this time also. The plastic housing pumps have a stainless steel inset that the impeller rotates inside of.This insert has to also be aligned and in the right place when assembling the upper housing.   The repair manual for my motor indicates that, when installing a new impeller, the vanes should be greased and the housing should be installed while rotating the drive shaft clockwise. That takes care of the proper orientation.  You will have to slightly force the impeller to one side as the housing is not centered but is eccentric with the shaft to make the impeller pump water.With the impeller in the stainless cage, slide the pump housing and  impeller unit onto the shaft.  Again be SUREthat ALL the vanes are pointing in the same direction. Remember the rotation of the engine is Clock-Wise.

   Clean the driveshaft to remove any debris or rust.  

    I have found it best to install the upper pump housing on the shaft with the shaft while NOT in the lower unit.  The shaft simply slides into the splines in the lower gear.  The shaft can be put back in more easily after the impeller and upper housing are installed, than trying to fight the impeller and key position with no room to work against the lower impeller housing. 

 

 

    Slide the water pump unit with impeller installed, down to near the flat on the shaft for the key, then place the key in the shaft’s flat, (chassis grease may help hold it).The driveshaft has a flat in this location, but the key may be just a round pin. Now move the pump housing down and rotate it to a location that the notch in the impeller and the flat on the driveshaft make it easy to install the key.  If you insist on a better key, a Mercury impeller key can be shortened to fit.  The Mercury keys are made in the form of a brimmed hat of extruded stainless.They fit the flat better and have the rounded key made as an integral part.These Mercury keys are usually are too long so need to be shortened slightly.

 

   Align the drive shaft so the key is even with the bottom of the impeller.   Now you can slide the shaft and  upper housing/impeller down into the lower unit, engage the splines in the gear and install the four bolts on the top of the housing. Once the pump housing is down and in place you can now replace the 4 bolts holding the housing to the lower unit. Remember the older pump housings require 2 longer bolts in the forward part as compared to the shorter 2 rear bolts.

   Be sure that the rubber grommet on the rear of the pump housing is in place with the 2 rubber ears in the corresponding side holes of the housing.These ears hold the grommet in place when you slide the copper tube into the grommet on final assembly.

   You might consider placing a smear of Vaseline or chassis grease on the lower end(where it mates into the grommet of the pump housing) of the copper tubing water tube leading up into the exhaust housing.  This grease helps insure this grommet does not get pushed out of position.

   There is a large rubber O-Ring about 1 1/2" in diameter that sits on top of the water pump and between the exhaust housing, this ring more than likely will stay in the housing, however it may come off and be still on the upper pump housing.  It is essentially a seal and alignment between the water pump and the exhaust housing.Check to see that it is still in place.You might want to clean it up, apply a light coat of grease on it to ensure that it also aligns readily.

  Driveshaft :Replace the rubber smaller O-Ring (5/8" OD x 3/32"width) on the driveshaft.  The driveshaft is made of stainless steel and is 1/2" dia.  The groove is placed so the O-ring rests against the bottom of the crankshaft, sealing grease in and water out of the splines, trying to eliminate the driveshaft from being stuck in the crankshaft extension.  This O-Ring goes in a groove around the upper splines about 7/8" down from the upper end on motors up until at least 1983.   This O-Ring does not show being used in the 1990 parts catalog.    This may have been eliminated as mentioned below due to the fact that some shafts have broken at this groove.

   It is best when using either the O-ring or not, that you grease these upper splines, if not, then the next person to tear this motor apart 10 years from now may have trouble getting the shaft to separate from the motor.

   In the photo below the upper drive shaft is the top end that goes into the crankshaft which shows 4 groove spline with the O-ring groove.  The opposite end (lower shaft) is smaller dia. (7/16") and shows the 10 groove splines of the same driveshaft that enter into the gearbox.

9.9/15 hp driveshaft ends.  Note the groove on the top end for the
O-Ring seal


   The drive shaft has to reach from almost the centerline of the propeller shaft up into the crankshaft on the lowest part of the powerhead.  That's why if you are looking to buy a different or replacement shaft and are not sure of the overall length, you have to consider that they're longer than the transom to anti-ventilation plate as if you were measuring for "Short or Long" shaft motors.   You will notice the measurements below indicate a Plus or Minus 1/16".  This length will vary and since the shaft is captivated inside both the crankshaft and the lower unit driven gear, the shaft needs to be really a tad short as compared to being bound up and you not being able to tighten the lower unit to the midsection without it binding.

Short shaft actual Overall Length  22 3/8"  + - 1/16"
Long shaft actual Overall Length   27 3/8"  + - 1/16"
Extra Long shaft (Sail Master) actual Overall Length   32 3/8"  + - 1/16"

   A stuck driveshaft in the crankshaft has been discussed above.

  Broken or Twisted Driveshaft :Yes, these props have a rubber hub as a shock absorber and no shear pin, BUT if you hit something with the prop that is pretty immovable when you are going fast, things can happen.  In the photos below you will be able to see what has happened, very unusual, but as seen here, does happen occasionally.  In the LH photo, the upper end of the driveshaft broke in the recess for the O-Ring, leaving the broken stub inside the crankshaft.

Here the upper  end of the driveshaft is twisted off & the broken off part was stuck in the crankshaftHere the lower end of the driveshaft that is in the gearbox is twisted at least 1/4 of a turn


   Before you try to bolt it back together check to see the exhaust baffle is still in place, the stainless steel baffle screen that is slid into (supposed to be staked in) the rear divided section of the exhaust housing at the juncture where the gear case fits together.It simply slides in a slot which is held in place when the exhaust housing and gear case unit are assembled.  If this is left out it may increase the noise level to some degree.

Shown here the baffle with lots of 1/4" holes


   For a short shaft motor, align the driveshaft splines with the crankshaft and the shift linkage rod at about the same time.Slide the complete gear case up to where the linkage rod is in the clamp.You can look in  and see if the upper shifting shaft groove is in the proper location to go into the coupler hole.  If it won't align so the upper shifting shaft groove aligns with the upper threaded hole, you may have to jockey the position using a screwdriver tip forced into the vertical slot of the coupler while moving the shifting lever to FORWARD.  You might even have to use a small Phillips screwdriver or similar object that can be inserted into the threaded coupler hole to perfectly align the upper shaft to the upper coupler hole.  Once this aligned, you can then use a flexible pickup tool to insert the upper screw and get it started into the threads.  Now you can reach in with a large screwdriver and finish tightening this upper screw.  As a final precaution, use a 1/4" drive speed handle and a proper socket (3/8" to do the final tightening.  Do not forget the lock-washer under the screw head.

 

    Then slide the lower unit in place with the water tube to the water pump and slide the lower unit up until it is tight with the midsection.  You might have to shift the lever into neutral or reverse to accomplish this.

 

     For a long shaft motor, there is an extra rubber bushing about 4" long that goes into a cavity of the extension.  This has a hole in the middle that the water tube goes inside of and is automatically aligned with the water pump outlet.  HOWEVER, if someone has made the 3/8" water pump tube extension by just expanding 1/2" of one end, you will need to make a spacer (1/2" tubing about 3/4"long) to slide over it so that this tube bottoms out inside the above mentioned 4" rubber bushing.   You will need to do some measuring to insure that this extension tube will be secured inside the rubber bushing about 5/8" (or the same amount needed to match what is needed to fit inside the the water pump grommet) above the lower edge of the housing extension.

 

    This is needed otherwise when installing onto the exhaust housing, which you can not see what is happening, this extension tube may well be pushed all the way into the water pump outlet grommet, bottoming out against the lower water pump plate & totally blocking any water from being forced up into the water tube.

 

     Pull the shifter rod up into it's highest point (into reverse) from the lower unit.  Be sure you completely remove upper clamp screw from the coupler clamp.  You need to expand the coupler ever so slightly so it doesn't drag on the shift rod when reassembly and push the rod back down.  Once it is close, move the shift handle on the motor so is lines the groove up for the slotted screw to reattach the coupler.   You need to be able to see thru the screw hole & tell whether this location is in line with the groove in the upper shifting rod so you can put the screw back in place with minimal difficulty. 

 

    You will have about 1/2" of space between the lower unit's upper edge & the lower part of the exhaust housing.  Place the upper clamp bolt in the clamp (it may help to use a spring fingered type pickup tool to hold it in the narrow slot between the units), tighten the screw.  With everything now in place on the exhaust housing, push the lower unit up, being sure the copper tube is still aligned and in the rubber grommet of the pump housing.At this same time you need to have the driveshaft splines engage the motor’s crankshaft splines.If it does not go readily, you may have to either rotate the flywheel or the prop, or both.  As everything slides together the shifting linkage will move the lower rod down to match the forward position of the shifting lever.  Once everything slides together, you can replace the 6 bolts holding the lower unit to the exhaust housing.

 

    If you get it all back together and running, but you still get no water spraying out the overboard water indicator hole, quickly get your small wire, again poke it into the hole to try to break up any debris that may be lodged in the small overboard hole.

 

  OK, Your Reassembled it & Now it Doesn't Pump Water :  This one can be a head scratcher.  Is the pee hole line plugged, however the block was getting hot?  Did I misplace the impeller key.  Did I forget the water pump lower impeller plate?  Did I get the water outlet line in the grommet wrong?  Is the water pump housing tightened down?   Is my test tank loaded with debris and are the intake screens plugged?   ???

   All I can say is tear it apart again, (it now takes me 45 min to tear down and reassemble).  The one thing I double checked, was that the impeller inner hub may have become separated from the rubber impeller.  No, that was fine.  A new impeller sells for about $15.00. 

    I had the above happen in a 1987, described above, that after a complete rebuild, and using the new impeller, it would run for 1 minute squirting water out the pee hole before the flow diminished and then steam started coming out.  I shut it down for a few minutes, started over, exactly a repeat of before, again for the 3rd and 4th times.  Took the thermostat out and some water comes out while running, but not as much as expected.  I tore it down the second time and still found nothing that I was sure was the problem. 

 

   After reassembly and test running, the same problem existed as before, so another tear down was on the horizon.

 

   This time however I found another used water pump housing that did not look much different than the one that was on the motor.  I steel wooled the stainless liner shiny, and replaced the then as new impeller.  But before I installed the lower unit, I fabricated the above shown water-jacket flush adapter and attached the plastic tube to the water supply tube to the motor and flushed it with a full force of the garden hose.  Water came out with force in every place that I would have expected it to.

 

   Upon another re-assembly and placing the motor in the test tank this time it ran like it was supposed to.  I'm not really sure what I did, but maybe there was some sort of a blockage that floated around inside the block and at times would block the flow where the water pump was not powerful enough to dislodge it, OR the 3rd time maybe was a charm.  I am not complaining enough to investigate any further however.

 

   The manuals recommend to put a slight amount of grease on the impeller vanes at this time also.  However DO NOT OVERDO IT as you can make it too slippery?, and after reassembly it does not pump water.  HOWEVER an old mechanic's trick is to use soapy water on the impeller for lubricant instead of grease. The plastic housing pumps have a stainless steel inset that the impeller rotates inside of. This insert has to also be aligned and in the right place when assembling the upper housing. The repair manual for my motor indicates that, when installing a new impeller, the vanes should be greased and the housing should be installed while rotating the drive shaft clockwise. That takes care of the proper orientation. You will have to slightly force the impeller to one side as the housing is not centered but is eccentric with the shaft to make the impeller pump water. With the impeller in the stainless cage, slide the pump housing and impeller unit onto the shaft. Again be SURE that ALL the vanes are pointing in the same direction. Remember the rotation of the engine is Clock-Wise.

 

   Also some mechanics say that some aftermarket impellers are not made to specs and the small sealer ridges on the center rubber are not thick enough allowing water to be pushed back by.

 

    Another thing to look at are the water passages into and out of the block free and clear?  I said block, but in reality it is the upper part of the exhaust tube that bolts to the block.  There are two tubes, one for the water intake coming from the water pump AND another shorter (on the later motors anyway) that the warm cooling water exits.  At the upper connection of these two tubes are rubber sealing grommets.  Over time they can become swollen by the heat, deteriorate and partly decompose.  Usually they swell up and "grow" enough to begin plugging the water flow.  If it is the intake, you can with the lower unit off, use a long wire with a slight kink on the upper end and a electric screw driver, to "Roto-Root" a clearer passage, but if using a power drill, go at a slow RPM.  If the blockage is in the exhaust tube, removal of the powerhead is required.

 

  Removal & Replacement of the Shaft Seals Without Disassembling the Lower Unit :  This section deals with either the driveshaft seal below the water pump OR the prop shaft seals which consist of 2 back to back seals of the same size.  This back to back method uses one to keep the water out while the other keeps the oil in.  These two seals are identical, but are placed back to back.

 

   Here I will discuss the prop shaft seal, original illustration, #2 — part #321481, (2 required per assembly) which uses a different seal than the driveshaft seal  #24 — part #321480, (2 required per assembly)  -- DIFFERENT SEALS just the procedure to change or reinstall is the same.

 

    To remove the prop shaft seals without tearing the whole lower unit apart, you can make, or purchase a slide hammer puller that has a metal screw on the front end.  These can usually be purchased from automotive repair shops or Harbor Freight.  Screw the screw into the seal being careful to not gouge the housing or the shaft.  Tap the slide hammer handle a few times and the seal will usually start to move.  Once it is out, go back and do the same thing again on the inner seal. 

 

     If you do not have ready access to a slide hammer, then you can use just ordinary sheetmetal screws of about a size #10 or #12.  Screw one into the metal between the Neoprene seal and the outer edge of the metal seal housing.  DO NOT GO ANY DEEPER THAN MUCH OVER !/4" as you may damage the shaft bushing under the seal, and there is no need to use more than one screw as you want to pull it up by tipping it, not all a t once.  Then use a pliers or Vise-Grip to work the seal/seals up out of the recess that they were pressed into.

Shown here a single screw was used that went deep enough to go thru both driveshaft  seals & was pulled using channel lock pliers This is what happens if you go too deep AND more than one

 

   Once both of these seals are out, clean the cavity that they came from so the new seals can be forced in without any damage to them.

   The factory part number for these seals is #321481  or NAPPA/Sierra #18-2029,  or you can cross-reference them at any automotive parts store by size 1.250 “ OD, .687” ID and .250” wide

   Replace these seals the same way they came off.  You will need some sort of a solid round object to drive the seals back in with.  Sometimes you can find a 1/2" drive deep socket or a cheap lawnmower spark plug socket that may be of the appropriate size to put pressure on the outer rim of the seal as you tap it in.

  UPDATE  1994 --  The older prop shaft 2 seal (back to back) units have been replaced by a new factory dual lip, single seal #342247 as seen in the photo below.  This new seal still uses two seals, but they are built into this new single seal assembly.  This seal being narrower, allows for a better (coil spring) compression around the outer seal's lips.  When installing this, the longer extended part of the seal extends to the rear as the front bottoms out in the housing.

    However you may still see the older back to back seals offered from the aftermarket parts trade and can be used interchangeably with the single unit which is just a design change. HOWEVER, IF the shaft is slightly worn where the old dual seals contacted the shaft, AND/OR there was a bit of corrosion OR roughness near the old seal contact, if you replace them with the new single seal assembly, there is a possibility that the new seal contact area may be located in a different area on the shaft.  If you are the unlucky one, you may now created a situation where the new seal would get damaged by this irregularity, and you may have a oil leak, either water into the gearbox or oil coming out.

 

    With the gearbox together, if there is some wear/roughness on the prop-shaft, it would be hard to really inspect it without a total disassembly.  I think I would pull the seal (ruining it), polish the shaft as best I could with #240 emery cloth, and replace the seals (with the old two single ones back to back) trying to get the seal contact area possibly closer to the motor's seals original location.

 

Shown here is the new single prop shaft seal


  Disassemble or Rebuild the Gearcase :
 
The lower unit, or gearcase needs to be taken off as if you were replacing the water pump impeller.  

    Remove the (2),  1/4" screws that come in from the rear above and below the propshaft exhaust opening.  You may luck out and be able to rotate the bearing housing, then pull it rearward, then tap or pry it back.  However be careful not to break anything, so look at the next paragraph.

 

   OMC makes a gearcase bearing housing puller #386631.  The puller pictured below is a actual copy that I made off the original OMC puller drawings.   You can make your own simpler puller by using (2), 5" pieces of 1/4" X 20 TPI, or course all-thread, (6) 1/4" nuts and (2) flat washers for the stand offs.  The puller cross bar needs to be 1/2" x 1 1/2" flat bar 5" long. In this cross bar drill (1) 1/2" hole in the center.  Then on each side of the 1/2" hole drill (1) 1/4" hole 1 5/8", so that these 1/4" holes are 3 1/4" apart with the 1/2" hole in the center of them.  Now screw (2) nuts onto the rod at about the middle and lock them down, one against the other.   These double nuts now give you something to use to screw the rods into the gearcase with.  Screw the other nuts, (1) on each rod in from the outermost end in about 1", and slide the flat washer on outside of the nut as added support when you assemble everything and then start your pulling. 
 

Gearcase bearing housing puller in use


    In use, these rods are threaded into the existing 2 holes which the bearing housing is retained to the gearcase with, which act as a guide and stand-off when pulling.  Thread these rods into the existing holes and adjust the 2 end  nuts are about equal distance  to accommodate any length needed to set the crossbar in the appropriate position..  The crossbar slides over the rods on the outer ends of the rods.  The propshaft goes thru the crossbar's center 1/2" hole.  The prop nut is now reinstalled onto the shaft outside of the crossbar where it is used in conjunction with the other puller rods to pull the shaft, which in turn pulls the bearing housing out of the gearcase.  You may have to hold the propshaft with pliers to keep it from turning, being careful to not mar the splines when you tighten the prop nut to pull this unit. 

 

   The bearing housing only has to move about 3/8" to come free.  It comes hard enough that you WILL PROBABLY need this puller to do the job. It will usually come hard for the first 1/8" or so, as there will usually be some debris around the inside of the housing around the large internal O-Ring that acts as a sealer between the bearing housing and the gearcase.

 

   If the bearing housing is frozen into the gearcase, it will usually be at the rear as the housing slides into the gearcase about 1/2".   If the motor was used in saltwater and not flushed good, there may be salt corrosion between the 2 parts enough to seize them together.  If this is the situation you may be able to see where the gearcase has cracked in this area because of the corrosion (as seen in the photo below). 

 

   If this is the case as in the photo below, there is a lot of internal pressure here from the corroding salty aluminum.  You can try penetrating oil, tapping the areas with a hammer, even trying some heat from a torch, but in my experience you are wasting your time.  If you do get it apart, the damage is not really reparable.  If so, many times you will not be able to pull the bearing housing out without ruining things.  If this is the case, it is suggested that you leave it alone, refill the gear oil, replace the drain pug seals and run it as is until you can purchase another better used gearcase assembly, and then try to salvage yours out for spare parts.  I have seen one so bad that the only way to get it apart was to cut it in numerous sections with a metal bandsaw.   It was so bad that NO internal parts were salvageable.

 

Internal corrosion cracks at rear of housing
.


   Unscrew the shift rod that is protruding upward in the front section of this unit.  It will unscrew about 3/8", then can be pulled upward and separated from the unit.  You now have to remove the #2 Philips headed screw from the RH outside of the lower case.  This is the pivot point for the internal shift linkage.

 

 

  Disassemble & Inspect the Internal Gearcase Parts : If you have any water in the gearbox, one thing to check is to see if the motor hit something hard while running and bent the propshaft.  Do this before you tear the gearbox apart as it may save you headaches later if the shaft is bent.  A quick check for this is to put a Phillips screwdriver tip (pointy end) in the centering hole on the back of the propshaft and while holding the screwdriver handle, with the motor in neutral, spin the prop and see if you feel any wobble.   It's not a super accurate test, but a quick one that anybody can easily perform.

 

    Now you can disassemble all the internal parts, clean, wash them off in solvent, inspect for any damage.  There are (2),  7/32" steel balls with a spring between them that go thru  the propshaft that keeps the shifter (clutch dog) in place.  One thing to observe when taking the parts out is the condition of the old gear oil.  Check to see if it has any filings or metal flakes, gear teeth, which would be indicative of bad bearings or gear parts.  Lay the parts out in a sequence that you took them apart.  Your service or parts manual becomes invaluable here.  You may even want to use a digital camera to record where things came from.

 

    Check the shifter (clutch dogs) to see if they are battered on one end.  There are 3 of these dogs on each side, which engage either the forward or reverse gear.  If the forward side leading edge has become battered slightly, (probably because of improper linkage adjustment) the shifter can be reversed on reassembly so that these battered dogs now engage on the reverse side.  This should have minimal problems as reverse is used way less than forward to neutral.

 

   Inspect the bearings. the front one as seen in the photo below is just the inner bearing, while the cup will still be pressed in the front of the housing from the inside.  If the gearbox has had water in it and sat for a while this bearing will more than likely be rusty.  If it is bas so is the cup, so both will need to be replaced.  The bearing is easy to replace, however the cup requires a small 2 jaw puller used in conjunction with a small slide hammer.  Installing the new cup is easily done by inverting the old cup to drive in the new cup, or use a cup installer.

Shown here are the propshaft, bearing housing, gears, clutch dog, front Timken bearing & lower shifting rod attached to the shifter yoke.  The shifting yoke arms engage the clutch dog slider between the gears.

 

    If there has been a water leakage into the gearcase and or it has sat unattended over a winter season or more, the bearings could be rusted which need replacing.  There are (3) Torrington needle bearings, (1) small thrust ball bearing and (1) Timken tapered bearing in this unit.  There are also (1), O-Ring seal around the shifting linkage, and (2) sets of double seals placed back to back on the driveshaft, also (2) on the propshaft.  These seals are priced at about $14.50 each with the O-ring at $1.00.  It may be advisable to replace them while you have the unit apart if there is any doubt of leakage, either in our out.

Exploded View of the lower Unit


The below part numbers & nomenclature was taken from a 1978 parts list which should be the same for all 1974 thru 1992
it is possible that some of these numbers could currently be superseded.  The 1993 thru 2007 is basically the same.

 388001 GEARCASE ASSY, Less driveshaft & pump 35319085 SEAL, Impeller housing
1388276 BEARING HOUSING 36301551 WASHER, Connector to shift rod
2321481 SEAL, Bearing housing to prop shaft 37302497 GROMMET, water tube lower
3386125 BEARING, Reverse gear 38388289 IMPELLER HOUSING & SEAL ASSY.
4386231 BEARING *39318972 SEAL, Impeller housing to driveshaft
5318877 CRADLE, Clutch dog *40386084 IMPELLER ASSEMBLY
6304071 SCREW,  Bearing housing to gearcase *41300611 PIN, Impeller to driveshaft
7308627 "O" RING, Bearing housing to gearcase *42318995 PLATE, Impeller housing
8318861 GEAR, Reverse 43321455 DRIVESHAFT, Standard
9322097 PROPELLER SHAFT 44552906 COTTER PIN, Prop nut to shaft
10316505 SPRING, Detent 45318971 NUT, Prop
11316506 BALL, Detent 46318959 THRUST WASHER, Prop shaft, rear
12316501 SHIFTER, Clutch (2) dogs 47318992 SHIFT ROD, Lower, standard length
13388416 SHIFTER LEVER & YOKE ASSY. 48304024 SCREW, Shift rod connector
14308376 PIVOT PIN, Shifter lever 49303794 CONNECTOR, Shift rod
15386076 GEAR & BUSHING ASSY, Forward *50322087 CUP, Impeller housing
16386186 ROLLER BEARING, Forward gear 51386670 PROPELLER, 9 x 10"
17322341 PINION, Driveshaft 51387389 PROPELLER, 9 1/4 x 8"
18322202 THRUST WASHER, Lower pinion gear 51386118 PROPELLER, 9 1/2" x 10", Standard
19388000 THRUST BEARING, Pinion 51386669 PROPELLER, 10" x 5"
20322201 THRUST WASHER, Upper pinion bearing 52319484 CONVERGING RING
21388002 GEARCASE, Bearing & seal assy 53386119 PROPELLER BUSHING ASSY
22388014 BEARING ASSY, Driveshaft 54303067 "O" RING. Driveshaft
23318874 SLEEVE, Bearing driveshaft 55308744 SCREW, Gearcase to exhaust housing
24321480 SEAL,  Gearcase to driveshaft Below are parts for the 5" longer or "Long Shaft" versions
25301877 "O" RING. Bushing to shift rod 43321456 DRIVESHAFT, Long shaft
26304765 BUSHING, Shift rod 47319298 SHIFT ROD, Lower, long shaft
27321738 WASHER, Seal shift rod 54303067 "O" RING. Driveshaft to crankshaft
28386071 BEARING ASSY, Pinion to gearcase 56308744 SCREW, Extension
29318991 SCREEN, Water intake 57319340 EXTENSION, Impeller housing to exhaust housing
30307551 PLUG & WASHER 58320025 TUBE, Water
31311598 WASHER 59202893 "O" RING. Water tube extension
32318966 THRUST BUSHING, prop 60319314 EXTENSION,  5" Gearcase "Long Shaft"
*33324334 SCREW, Impeller housing to gearcase, short 60123023 EXTENSION,  10" Gearcase "Extra Long Shaft"
*34324474 SCREW, Impeller housing to gearcase, long 61389112 WATER PUMP REPAIR KIT
* Contents of water pump repair kit 62389114 CHROME PUMP KIT


   NOTE -  There was one internal change in the gearbox and that was in 1985 they went from a 2 dog clutch slider (and accompanying forward/reverse gears) to a 3 dog system.  The rest of the parts appear unchanged, including the prop shaft which the shifter clutch slides on.   My guess is that this meant a smoother shift.  This was for both the 9.9 and 15hp motors.

  Removal & Replacement of the Shaft Seals When the Unit is Apart :  To remove the prop shaft seals, you can make a puller by using a 5/16" or 3/8" rod about 15" long.  Make a sharp bend on one end, that protrudes out about 3/8".  Grind both top and bottom of this protrusion so that there is a flat on the bottom and no radius on the inside.  Thread the other end long enough to accept a couple of nuts.  To remove the propshaft seals, screw a couple of nuts on the end, jam them tight so that no part of the threaded rod protrudes.  Lay the bearing (propshaft) housing on a flat surface with the rear surface down.  Insert your removal rod down inside the bearings and against the rear seals.  Pound down on the nuts with a hammer, removing the seals from this housing.  Another method would be to drive them out from behind using a 9/16 in long socket and a hammer with the bearing housing sitting vertically, outer side facing down.  Place the socket through the back and through the larger inner bearing.  Then hitting the smaller outer bearing, drive the bearing and the 2 seals out. 

    You will notice that 2 these seals are installed back to back, this is a dual purpose, one is to seal the oil from escaping from the inside while the other is to seal the water out.  Replace them the same way they came off.  You will need some sort of a solid round object to drive the seals back in with.  Sometimes you can find a 1/2" drive socket that may be of the appropriate size to put pressure on the outer rim of the seal.

   For the driveshaft seals, you can use the same removal rod as above, but inserting it from the top and by hooking the protrusion under the seals.  Install the slide hammer, again the nuts on the end.  With the slide hammer, pull these seals from the upper gearcase unit.  These might well be in rather solid, and you may have to resort to a Dremel tool and a cutter to remove some metal from the seals to relieve tension.  DO NOT cut so deep that you nick the gearcase, as this would allow water/oil leakage.  It seems to work best to tip the gearcase upside down in this instance while you are pounding downward.  Once they are out and things are cleaned up, replace the seals the same back to back installation as described above.  It should noted that care need to be taken to keep any residue out of the bearings.  This can be done to some extent by tamping a section of paper towel into the bearings, and removing it just prior to reassembly.

    If you need to replace the needle bearings in either of the above units, do so before you replace the seals.  You will need a puller about the same as the one mentioned above to pull the bearings. And properly sized bearing cup bushings are needed to drive the bearings back into the housings.

 

   The lower shifting rod can become pitted at the O-Ring seal area.  If this is the case, either replace it, or since it is stainless steel, you can silver solder up the pitting, then lathe turn or bandsand it back down to close to the original size and polish it.  Is does no good to rebuild this unit, then allow a minor spot to be a leakage point.  To replace the O-Ring seal for this rod IF you are to totally disassemble the unit, you will need a slide hammer type or a fixed puller.  Take a 1/4" All-Thread about 15" long, slightly taper one end, and grind off the corners of a 1/4" nut so that it will just go inside the hole (about .400" diameter)  in the lower unit that this shifting rod goes into.  Push the pointed end of All-Thread down thru the shifting rod hole in the gearcase housing.  Using a flexible spring loaded pick-up tools, position the ground off nut inside the gearcase housing and thread the All-Thread into this nut.   Make a bar of steel with a hole drilled in the middle or you can use a steering wheel puller laying it across the top as shown below in the right.  Just tighten the top nut, pulling the seal and upper bronze guide out as a unit.

Improvised seal puller

Pulling the shifting rod seal with a commercial puller plate & all-thread rod

 

   Clean them up, and in all probability the lower steel washer used under the O-Ring seal on the older units may get deformed in this pulling operation.  Hammer it flat again.   The newer units use a nylon washer.   With this nylon washer, you may well ruin it by pulling the nut into it during the removal process.

   Remove the old O-Ring from inside the brass guide, clean up the O-Ring recess, install the new one in the brass guide.  This O-Ring is a normal O-Ring that you may find in any well stocked plumbing supply store which has a 1/4" hole, 5/32" thick and 9/16" outside diameter.  Place the washer in the hole first and be sure it goes to the bottom of the hole and is sitting there flat, (not tipped).  Now with a fingered pickup tool place brass guide, O-Ring assembly down and started in the hole in the lower unit that they came from. 

Use a 1/2" rod to drive all these parts back down into the gearcase housing until they bottom out in the pocket.

 

  Worn Clutch Gog Slider : If you have problems of it not staying in forward gear under power, your clutch engagement dogs will probably be worn along with the mating surfaces of the forward drive gear.  Good spare parts are hard to find, so it is possible to repair this situation by welding the form dog edges AND machining out the worn part of the gear.   To see how this was done on a 9.5hp motor, CLICK HERE.

  Water Intake Screen : Another important thing to inspect is the water intake screen that is in this unit.  If the screens have been damaged, which can be observed from the outside, it should also be replaced, as if large intake holes are there, then debris can get sucked into the water pump and farther up into and possibly plug the internal water passages.  This is simply a small plastic basket that is tapered on 4 sides and has perforation holes on 2 sides which acts as a filter for larger debris.  The screen is inserted into a blind hole of the intake cavity.  The old screen is removed by simply using a long screwdriver to break it apart enough to remove the pieces.  The new one is inserted by making a wooden insertion tool the shape of the internal part of it then tapping it down into place.

 

   Do not poke holes in from the outside, trying to clear any debris from the intake screen area as you will break the thin plastic screens.  Under the water pump deep in a pocket in the gear case unit is the water intake screen, it is simply a white tapered plastic box with some holes in it that is pushed down into a pocket behind the 5 intake holes to filter the intake water.   It is SCREEN, water intake, part #318991.   If you replace it, be careful as it is delicate and the hole it goes into needs to be cleaned pretty well or you will break the bottom out when you push it in.  You need to cut a wooden push stick that just fits inside the screen to support it as you push it into place.
 

Close-up of a water intake screen showing openings on both sides


  Reassemble the Internal Gearcase Parts :
  Once everything is ready, now you can start reassembling.  Put the Timken tapered bearing in it's race in the front of the housing first.  The manual calls for the use of a shifter yoke locator tool.  This is nothing more than a speedometer type cable or soft wire  about 20" long, with a short 10-24 size screw (same size threads as the shifter rod) silver soldered to to one end.  Some mechanics say you can get by without it, but experience indicates it's usage far outweighs the problems encountered without it.  In use the cable is fed down thru the shifter rod bushing and O-Ring unit, out the bottom rear of the gearcase enough to allow it to be screwed into the shifter yoke maybe 2 threads or so.  The forward bevel gear is positioned in place on the shifter yoke.  The clutch dog cradle should be snapped into place on the yoke arms, then these parts guided in this unit in from the rear and being guided by pulling on the cable, you can guide it into place.  This is a tight fit to get things down low enough, yet keep the lower shifter yoke aligned to go into the lower slot and at the same time pull the front end with the locator tool.
 

Here is a shifter yoke locator tool made from a stranded size 10 electrical wire


   Now you can install the pinion gear.  But to get it in place you need to slightly tip the forward gear down in front to allow enough clearance to get the pinion gear to be installed. The upper thrust washer, thrust bearing (not a real bearing, but a hardened washer like bearing), and lower thrust washer.  These 2 thrust washers are a different thickness. Place the thinner one onto the pinion gear first with the outer chamfer down, then the bearing and lastly the upper, thicker washer goes on it with the chamfer edge up.  You now need a approximate 5/16" dia. rod with a 1 1/2" 90 degree bend on one end, forming an Ell.  A 5/16" long shank Allen wrench will work.  On this assembly rod tool, you stack the pinion gear, bearing and washer unit, which you can now guide into the gearcase housing, up into the lower driveshaft bearing.

 

   Once everything is in place, you can now look thru the pivot hole in the outer RH side of the housing, by pulling the locator tool and using a long screwdriver, jockey the gear/yoke until the yoke hole aligns with the housing hole.  You might have to use a long pointed ice pick type tool to really align it once you get it close.  Then install the Philips headed pivot screw which you have installed a new seal under the head, into the gearcase and into the pivot hole of the yoke.

 

   Next you will have to reinstall the lower shifter rod down thru the O-Ring seal and align it with the threaded end of the shifter yoke.  You might need the use of a flashlight and by slightly moving the yoke internally to get the yoke's threaded end to be in line to allow the shifter rod to be threaded into it.  Screw it in until it stops, and if the bend is not facing forward, back it up to where the bend does face forward.

 

    Now, with the use of a spring fingered type mechanics pickup tool, you can position the clutch dog (which as a groove on each dog that goes forward) on the cradle, push it down, then rotate in into place with these 2 grooves pointing forward. 

 

   Take the prop shaft, install the detent spring and apply some trailer wheel bearing grease on the outer ends of the spring and at the holes in the shaft.  Position the 2 ball detent ball bearings in this grease to hold them in place temporarily.  Slide the propshaft down into the gearcase taking care to align the ball bearings with the ears of the clutch dog, which has a slight taper at this location to allow both the springs to be compressed then slide inside the dog.  Be sure that both springs are encapsulated inside the slider dog.   Push the prop shaft in thru the forward gear and into the front bearing.   If the shaft does not want to go far enough down, then with the shifting rod, pull it out sliding the shifter dog rearward, allowing the ball to slide inside the dog.

 

    Now the reverse gear can be slid onto the propshaft.  Be sure the rear bearing housing has been cleaned on the forward end and a new O-Ring installed.  Lightly oil the O-Ring and the propshaft.  This rear bearing housing can now be slid on the propshaft and aligned with the 2 rear holes then tightened up.  It may be advisable to place some anti-seize on the inner rear mating surfaces and the threads before reinstalling them so that disassembly is assured the next time someone tries to take it apart.

 

     The driveshaft and water pump can now be installed on the gearcase housing and the whole unit then reinstalled on the motor's exhaust housing as described before in the water pump replacement section.

On your final reassembly when installing the prop, there needs to be a thrust washer (brass for early motors or nylon for later) between the rear of the prop and under the prop nut.  This thrust washer is about 1 1/8" OD and is splined to match the propshaft on the inside.  I have checked the 3 motors I have left from 74 to 92 one had prop forward/aft movement of just under 1/8" down to barely noticeable.  If you have considerably more forward/aft movement in the prop when it is installed, someone has left out the thrust washer.

 

  Pressure Test the Gearcase : If you are not rebuilding the gearcase, but suspect a leak, drain the unit, install either the drain/fill or the oil level screw, then apply 7 to 12# of air pressure with a Mity Mite, to the other remaining open oil screw hole.  That should allow you to find the actual source of the leakage either by sight, sound, or both if using soapy water so you can see the air bubbles if it is leaking.  

 

    At that point, once you have identified the leak, it's a matter of replacing that seal, and whatever might be related to it if that related item should also be faulty.

 

   Another bit of advise, even if you have rebuilt the whole lower unit and replaced all the seals, it is a good idea of doing the pressure test BEFORE you fill the gearbox with oil.  You may have nicked the shifting rod O-Ring or had the bottom washer fall out of the hole just before you put the brass guide and O-Ring down in place, so could be having a leak there.  If you refill the oil and have this seal faulty, gear oil will run out the hole discussed above that needs to be cleaned to allow water to drain out.   

 

    I had the above happen to me once and I really did not want to tear the whole gearbox apart AGAIN.   What I did  was pull the lower unit off as if I was replacing the impeller.   Now I could see down inside and verified the oil was seeping out of the shift shaft O-Ring area.  I drained the gear oil, then saved it.  I unscrewed the shifting rod.  Next I used a 5/16" X 18 tap and tapped the brass O-Ring guide.  Before starting I smeared boat trailer bearing grease on the starting flutes of the tap to catch the chips and to keep them out of the gearbox.  I used a 1/4" square socket to attach to the tap and a speed handle to do the tapping.  After removing the tap, and the welded a 5/16" bolt onto the 1/4" all-thread I had used for the earlier mentioned puller and with the slide handle, easily pulled the brass guide out of the housing.

 

   After replacing everything, the shifting rod had no problem aligning into the shifting yoke threads deep in the unit as the thread ends have a slight tapered point that allows it to easily start into the threads.
 

  Replace the Gear Oil :  There are 2 types of gear oil available, (1) the old regular type oil and (2) the newer synthetic oil.  These motors have ran for years on the older 90WT type, but the new synthetic oils are a lot slipperier, giving a lot better lubrication.  The synthetic oils will a little higher priced, but you get what you pay for and the synthetics give a cooler running longer life for your motor.  The one way to tell the difference between the two if you are trying to refill a unit that is unknown as to what type of oil is in it, is that the regular oil is usually a honey colored while the synthetic is a greenish blue.  This will not hold true IF the oil has been there for some time and has turned black from usage.

 

    In replacing this gear oil, it is a lot easier to use a special pump and adapter that is made for this operation which many times comes as a unit when you purchase the bottle of oil.  It is a push handle made into the cap of the oil bottle and operates a small pump in the bottle with a hose that has a threaded nozzle that screws into the drain hole of the lower gearcase unit.   Or there are plastic tubes of this oil that you can unscrew the small cap that reveals a pointed or even threads of sorts end.  These can be held tightly enough to allow you to squeeze the oil into the gearbox.

 

    In operation, WITH THE MOTOR STANDING UPRIGHT, you remove the upper screwdriver slotted large plug (this is the vent and oil level plug).  Now remove the lower plug that is the same size as the upper, (DO NOT REMOVE THE PHILIPS HEADED SCREW LOCATED NEXT TO IT) The Philips headed screw is a pivot screw for the internal shifting linkage.  If you remove it, things can get hairy trying to align it back into the shifting yoke, as this is normally done while the gearbox is apart and you can see when you are positioning it.

DO NOT REMOVE THE PHILLIPS SCREW AT THE RED ARROWHere a lower unit is being filled

 

   Screw the proper threaded hose fitting into the bottom hole, pump the oil in until it starts to run out the top.  Replace the top plug.  In replacing this plug first, you are now creating just enough of a vacuum on the oil that will allow you to unscrew the oil hose and install this lower plug before a lot of oil runs out.

   The manual says it takes 9 oz to refill an empty unit.  If you think you did not get this amount in before oil flowed out the top hole, you may be right.  What has probably happened is a air bubble formed in the upper cavity and pushed some oil out above it.  Usually you can let it set for a while and the air bubble will dissipate, allowing you to add more.  If when you try to put more in it may push out some oil above the air bubble.

  Reinstall the Gearcase onto Midsection :   Grease the splines on the driveshaft with boat trailer axle waterproof grease.  Some of the older drive shafts have a Neoprene O-Ring around the grooves to retain the grease. 

 

    Slide the lower unit and driveshaft up into the exhaust housing, aligning the driveshaft spline into the crankshaft mating spline, by feel, if it does not slide in, rotate the flywheel as you push the lower unit up.  Once the driveshaft has entered the crankshaft splines, your next thing is to (by using a flashlight) align the water supply tube in the exhaust housing into the water pump grommet.  Now you can concentrate on connecting the shifting rods.

 

    Before you go too far, one precaution here that may help someone at a later date would be to before you reassemble things is to run a 1/4" X 28 TPI National Fine tap into each of these holes cleaning up the threads.  Then when you reassemble the unit, place a dab of anti-seize compound on the threads.  This can make for easier disassembly later on to insure that the bolts to not get seized up in the motor parts that are underwater.

 

    For a short shaft motor, you have to align the copper tube, the driveshaft splines with the crankshaft and the shift linkage rod at about the same time.   For a long shaft motor, there is an extra rubber bushing about 4" long that goes into a cavity of the extension.  This has a hole in the middle that the water tube goes inside of and is automatically aligned with the water pump outlet. 

 

   Place the shift coupler on the lower shifting rod protruding from the gearcase, align the groove with the holes in the coupler and tighten it in place.   Pull the lower shifting rod UP placing the gearbox into reverse.

Slide the complete gear case up to where the upper linkage rod from the powerhead is in the clamp.  You may have to place the shifting lever into forward, (lowering it to better align into the coupler).  If the lower sifting rod wants to be pushed down, place a screwdriver blade under the coupler and force it up.  This gains you enough to get the bolt in the clamp.   Do not worry about this mismatched condition, because as you slide the lower unit up and bolt it together the shifting rod in the gearbox will move to forward matching the shifting lever position.

   Be sure you completely remove upper clamp screw from the coupler clamp.   You can look in and see if the upper rod shaft groove is in the proper location of the upper hole as shown in the illustration below.  You need to be able to see thru the screw hole & tell whether this location is in line with the groove in the upper shifting rod so you can put the screw back in place with minimal difficulty.   If it does not want to slide into the coupler hole, take the coupler off & slightly spread it by inserting a screwdriver into the slot and spreading it.

 

Shift Connector Coupler Positioning

 

     It is possible to tighten this coupler with either of the thru bolts NOT in the retainer groove.   If this happens, you may not be able get it in gear, or if it does it will not come out into neutral.  Plus you have probably stripped the bolt threads.  A new bolt is a stainless steel hex head bolt 1/4"-28 TPI  X 1/2" long.  You can cut your own screwdriver slot by hacksawing it in or using a Dremel tool cut-off stone.  Be sure you use the original lock washer or a regular lock washer under the bolt head when assembling.

Place the upper clamp bolt in the clamp (it may help to use a spring fingered type pickup tool to hold it to get between the narrow slot between the units) and tighten the screw.  With everything now in place on the exhaust housing, push the lower unit up, being sure the copper tube is still aligned and in the rubber grommet of the pump housing.  As everything slides together the shifting linkage will move the lower rod down to match the forward position of the shifting lever. 

   Again as you slide the gearcase up to mate with the midsection you need to have the driveshaft splines engage the motor’s crankshaft splines.If it does not go readily, you may have to either rotate the flywheel or the prop, or both.

    Once everything slides together, you can replace the 6 bolts holding the lower unit to the exhaust housing.

 

  Lower Thrust Mounts Worn : Here there are 3 squarish rubber mounts, one on each side that are called lateral mounts plus a front one that is the actual thrust mount.  The side mounts do not normally wear, but the center front one is the one that takes the pressure.  This one can get crushed and when it does it will allow you to get movement by pushing/pulling the lower unit forward or backwards.  The side mounts can be replaced by removing the 2 cross bolts in the mount brackets.  

 

 

   Replacing the front mount is possible without dropping the lower unit IF you make a tapered wedge out of wood, and drive it between the pivot housing and the midsection.  The problem here is that the shifting rod goes thru the pivot housing and there is really not enough room to tweek it without help of the wedge.   With the 2 units held apart by the wedge, you may now be able to by using a large screwdriver to force the front thrust mount out of position.  The new one goes in a lot easier than the old one came out.

 

    It is possible to place a rubber shim between the actual worn mount and the center post that it bears against as a temporary fix.   One that I found was crushed to the point where about 3/16" shim was required.

 

    Shown here by the blue arrow is the front thrust mount, with the lateral rubber one in the center of the photo.   These rubber mounts have (2) 1/4" holes running forward and aft apparently to conform somewhat to the round housing it bears against in the front.   After time the rubber may loose it's elasticity and you may get about 1/8" to 3/16" excess movement here. 

 

    The (2) 1/4"  holes above and below the actual arrow point are for the cross-bolts that retain the brackets.

 

Lower thrust mount shownA worn thrust mount on the left, with a new one on right


  Worry About Draining Water Out in Freezing Weather :
  Those who live in cold climates where the temperature stays down COLD much of the winter may be concerned as to whether how to do a winterization where there is no water left internally that may freeze and break metal parts of the motor.  Where I live it hardly ever gets that cold so do not even think about freezing, but for those who do, read the below.

   However for winterization, it seems that if you ran the motor until the thermostat opened, then quickly took it out of the water if in barrel, the thermostat should be open long enough for any water in the upper block and head to bypass the open stat and pass out the exhaust area.

   There is a small drain hole in the stainless steel water pump cup.  If the drain hole in the lower unit (about 1/8” hole front and above round gearcase boss) is open and water drains out for upwards to a minute after you take it out of a barrel, that drains all the water in the exhaust housing along with the upper lower unit housing above the gearbox.

    If it is not open and the internal area is filled with debris blocking any trapped water, I mention how to clean this in a above section.

 

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See our other pages for more Mercury, Johnson and Evinrude outboard motor parts. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears. A replacement lower unit can help you avoid the expense and uncertainty of a complete rebuild. Patented double threaded cap fits both the quart and gallon size lubricant. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Exhaust Snout F523116-1. Your lower unit may have had problems over the years, or have a larger issue and be completely out of commission. He was wondering if maybe he got a lower unit that was geared for a. NEW Suzuki Made Johnson Evinrude 60 70 HP 4 STROKE LOWER UNIT GEAR CASE TAKEOFF. Upgrade your browser for free. Part number: 779758. Gear Set Lower Unit for Johnson Evinrude Outboard 150-250 HP V6 92-04 These gearsets are an exact replacement of the gears used in the 1986-1993 V6 and V8 OMC Cobra Sterndrives. We're happy to help order the correct replacement unit to get you back on the water. Evinrude 135. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. Lower Unit Parts At Advanced Marine Inc, we have been rebuilding Johnson and Evinrude lower units for over 30 years. You can, however, replace the two lower unit seals in your. Good used working gear case 1993 thru 2005. Sierra 18-2387 Lower Unit Drain/Fill Screw Replaces 0307551. Send to a friend. You are right about how to drop L/u, 4 small bolts, one big back, and disassemblying shift rod under the small lid,. The upper drive shaft, shift rod and water pump aren't included. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. Bearing Housing Lower Unit OMC Johnson Evinrude 78-85 389455 Shift Cradle Housing & Bearing assembly for an OMC Sterndrive. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. Johnson / Evinrude - OMC. The OMC/BRP part numbers are 0583474 and 583474. Gearcase Seal Kit for Johnson Evinrude Outboard. It’s the bottom portion that houses the gear case and prop shaft that changes the direction that the propeller spins in. This takes minimal tools and cos. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. Johnson & Evinrude Lower Units. C# 339349 Johnson Evinrude 1996-2001 Lower Unit 25 35 HP 3 Cyl ONLY 1 YEAR WTY! $650. Johnson outboard propeller shaft Installation. Proudly built & refurbished in the U. Add to cart. New Gear Case Lower Unit White Evinrude 5009892 Ay-12. The prop shaft should remain parallel to the ground. 75 shipping. Product description. 00 flat rate we'll ship your lower unit or outdrive nationwide to 48 states except for AK & HI. SEI Johnson Evinrude Replacement Lower Unit Gearcase. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. If it has two 2 barrel carbs on a V4, it's a crossflow from the 1960's through the 1990's. The company makes replacement sterndrives for MerCruiser's® Alpha One® and Gen II stern drives and replacement outboard lower units for Mercury®, Johnson/Evinrude® and Yamaha®. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. He was wondering if maybe he got a lower unit that was geared for a. Kit Includes: (1) 18-0110 Shift Housing Gasket (2) 18-2001 Oil Seal (2) 18-2026 Oil Seal (1). Proudly built & refurbished in the U. These units come in Black as pictured. Grab your engine model number and get in touch with us here at MarineEngine. PINION GEAR LOWER UNIT 40 -60 HP JOHNSON EVINRUDE 319766. The upper drive shaft, shift rod and water pump aren't included. Made in the USA - A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for most 1989-2005 lower units for the Johnson and Evinrude 40, 48, and 50 hp outboard motors. Send to a friend. By clicking close you agree to use the site as is. Sierra 18-2692 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson & Evinrude Outboard Engines Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. Back to the original specs, the original performance, the original thrills. Part number: 779758. --Part 2: a closer look at the gears - https://youtu. or Best Offer. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. We also stock both upper and lower OMC Cobra outdrives and all the gears, shafts. 00 flat rate we'll ship your lower unit or outdrive nationwide to 48 states except for AK & HI. Skip to content (913) 342-0011. Patented double threaded cap fits both the quart and gallon size lubricant. This video show how to change the lower unit oil (AKA: lower unit gear lube) on a 25 hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard boat motor. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude if its like my 78 25 lower unit is a peice of cake, put new gears cluth dog and the driver gear all new it in for like 350 saved like 300 dollars on ebay man mine runs like new in just a half hour to hour worth of work. Amazon's Choice for evinrude lower unit gear oil. Problem; boat is slower and rpm’s are lower. Vintage Evinrude/Johnson Outboard Motor Lower Unit Gear Housing 1960's. Upgrade your browser for free. I am looking for the proper lower unit gear oil to use for a 1948 Martin 7. 00 shipping. 「中橋義雄」こだわりハム・送料無料,Lower Unit Gear Set - Johnson/Evinrude 1989-2005 40-50hp Outboard - GP,サンローランパリ SAINT LAURENT PARIS クルーネックTシャツ メンズ 553379-ybcm2-9083,ハッピー 電動オロシー RHG-15,ペンハリガン PENHALIGONS ブレナム ブーケ 100ml EDT SP fs,Lower Unit. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. Lower Unit Gear Assembly for 1960's Johnson Evinrude 18 or 20 HpMake sure to bookmark my new w. 1982-1989 Force Outboard 85125 HP 20" Lower Unit Gearcase FA523054. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Exhaust Snout F523116-1. Replacement unit for Johnson Evinrude Magnum and Magnum 2 lower units. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears Choose Pricing ~ $52 :: ~ $102 :: ~ $250 :: ~ $329 :: ~ $586 :: ~ $918 :: ~ $1016 :: ~ $1644 :: ~ $2567 :: ~ $3407 Products Order Relevant :: Soonest Completion :: Cheapest Prices :: High To Low Price :: New Additions. Re: Lower unit interchange chart Pardon the lack of boat knowledge, but is this chart for every make of boat motor? The reason I ask is because I am currently searching for a used lower gear case for a 1989 50HP Johnson model #J50TLCEC and am having a hard time being able to tell what exactly will work on my boat. New Sterndrive Engineering Johnson/Evinrude V4 Lower Unit, 1978-1998. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. Evinrude Johnson waterpump impeller and housing replacement. If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. In the chart below, simply scroll to your year and horsepower to find your part numbers. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears Choose Pricing ~ $52 :: ~ $102 :: ~ $250 :: ~ $329 :: ~ $586 :: ~ $918 :: ~ $1016 :: ~ $1644 :: ~ $2567 :: ~ $3407 Products Order Relevant :: Soonest Completion :: Cheapest Prices :: High To Low Price :: New Additions. Guaranteed. This lower unit/gearcase fits 3 cylinder, 60-70 horse power, years 1989-1999. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. We stock remanufactured and new gearcases for Johnson and Evinrude 40 to 250 horsepower, 1978 to 2009. They also replace the gears used in the $589. 5 - 10 - 18 - 20 - and 25 Hp outboards. Proposition 65 provides California consumers with information prior to purchase regarding. These units come in Black as pictured. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Gear Case - Needs Skeg Repair. Bearing Housing Lower Unit OMC Johnson Evinrude 78-85 389455 Shift Cradle Housing & Bearing assembly for an OMC Sterndrive. Johnson/Evinrude water pump kits, Impellers, cooling parts and gear case seal kits to fit most older Evinrude and Johnson outboard motors are found on this page. Problem; boat is slower and rpm’s are lower. 00 flat rate we'll ship your lower unit or outdrive nationwide to 48 states except for AK & HI. Johnson / Evinrude - OMC. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. View Details. I am looking for the proper lower unit gear oil to use for a 1948 Martin 7. The other area were it could be leaking is the seal for the gear case (lower unit) behind the prop. 75 shipping. 5 - 10 - 18 - 20 - and 25 Hp outboards. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. All of our Johnson and Evinrude lower units include a full one year warranty. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Proudly built & refurbished in the U. Free shipping. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. Like all of our other lower units, they are a perfect fit and have the industries best warranty. Performance Tool W54150 Marine Lower Unit Fluid Pump. Remanufactured lower units. NEW Suzuki Made Johnson Evinrude 60 70 HP 4 STROKE LOWER UNIT GEAR CASE TAKEOFF. With our experience and years of testing you can be sure you are getting the best quality lower unit parts at a great price. Replaces OEM Drain #307551. 1977 OMC johnson evinrude 15 9. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. The lower unit needs to come off the engine, the water pump seals and area need to be checked so have your pump changed/replaced. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. Lower Unit Gear Assembly for 1960's Johnson Evinrude 18 or 20 HpMake sure to bookmark my new w. V6 OMC Seadrive Lower Units. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Gear Case - Needs Skeg Repair. will all American made parts. The casting numbers are 583002 and 583474. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude if its like my 78 25 lower unit is a peice of cake, put new gears cluth dog and the driver gear all new it in for like 350 saved like 300 dollars on ebay man mine runs like new in just a half hour to hour worth of work. Stop browsing in the dark. Product description. The upper drive shaft, shift rod and water pump aren't included. Outboard Wont Shift Into Reverse Are Jumping Out Of Gear, Clutch Dog. A replacement lower unit can help you avoid the expense and uncertainty of a complete rebuild. This Flywheel fits many Evinrude and Johnson models including 20, 25, 28, 30, and 35 HP 2 cylinder outboard motors from 1988 to 1992. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Les meilleures offres pour Johnson Evinrude 6 HP (and more) Gearcase Lower Unit Hardware sont sur eBay Comparez les prix et les spécificités des produits neufs et d'occasion Pleins d'articles en livraison gratuite!. 24" flexible hose easily reaches difficult to access fill plugs. Featuring all the parts needed to effectively rebuild an outboard gearcase in one convenient package, our lower unit rebuild packages offer a combination of aftermarket kits, bearings, gears, and seals, all complete with a one-year limited warranty. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. All of our Johnson and Evinrude lower units include a full one year warranty. 00 shipping. Gears & Gear Sets : Lower Unit : Johnson Evinrude. Disassembly of a 1960s Johnson Evinrude lower unit gear train. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. 07 shipping estimate. List Price: $63. NEW Suzuki Made Johnson Evinrude 60 70 HP 4 STROKE LOWER UNIT GEAR CASE TAKEOFF. List Price: $63. Lower Unit Drain Screw. 9 hp Outboard lower unit empty gearcase 322200. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Evinrude 75 90 115 V4 FICHT Lower Unit Gear Case Housing Only Casting number:349667 This housing is from fresh water use and is not corroded. 1970 Evinrude 4 hp Lower unit short shaft gear case assembly 382793 385187. Sealing the gear oil inside the gearcase, and keeping water from intruding into the gearcase are the two aims of all the shaft seals, o-rings, spaghetti seals and gaskets in a lower unit. Find your boat the engine it deserves with Evinrude's unparalleled line of outboard motors, parts, and accessories, available at dealers nationwide. Gearcase housing assembly. Johnson Evinrude. This video show how to change the lower unit oil (AKA: lower unit gear lube) on a 25 hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard boat motor. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. We also stock the shafts and water pumps for these lower unit replacements. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. View Details. If no rebuildable exchange is provided for your lower unit, there will be a core charge of $350. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. This sale is for a New OMC Flywheel for Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors. will all American made parts. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. Re: Lower unit interchange chart Pardon the lack of boat knowledge, but is this chart for every make of boat motor? The reason I ask is because I am currently searching for a used lower gear case for a 1989 50HP Johnson model #J50TLCEC and am having a hard time being able to tell what exactly will work on my boat. Lower unit oil pump; Quart of gear oil; Step #1: Position Motor. 7 out of 5 stars 2,483. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. XPS HPF PRO Gearcase Lubricant Gallon. 9 & 15HP Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. The inside is not gouged or damaged. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. The casting numbers are 583002 and 583474. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Evinrude lower unit ,1988 25 H. This video show how to change the lower unit oil (AKA: lower unit gear lube) on a 25 hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard boat motor. Has external water screens and the rear cavitation plate is flat. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. SE 305 Johnson Evinrude Replacement GearCase 2. Thank you all for your help in the past. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. Stop browsing in the dark. will all American made parts. Evinrude 4 Stroke 15 HP Long Lower Unit 20" PN 0438617 Fits 1995-01 9. If it has two 2 barrel carbs on a V4, it's a crossflow from the 1960's through the 1990's. Add to cart. They also replace the gears used in the $589. 1970 Evinrude 4 hp Lower unit short shaft gear case assembly 382793 385187. SEI Johnson Evinrude Replacement Lower Unit Gearcase. They also replace the gears used in the $589. The OMC/BRP part numbers are 0583474 and 583474. Evinrude XP 175 HP Teardown: Part 7 Lower Unit / Gearcase. Stop browsing in the dark. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Evinrude Johnson waterpump impeller and housing replacement. CA Resident: Proposition 65 - Warning. Prior to shipment, all Used, Reconditioned Lower Units are disassembled, cleaned, inspected, re-sealed, and pressure tested to factory specifications. Thank you all for your help in the past. The OMC lower units, also known as Johnson and Evinrude, will arrive without the drive shaft and water pump. SEI Johnson Evinrude Replacement Lower Unit Gearcase. Remanufactured lower units. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. 1970 Evinrude 4 hp Lower unit short shaft gear case assembly 382793 385187. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. This Flywheel fits many Evinrude and Johnson models including 20, 25, 28, 30, and 35 HP 2 cylinder outboard motors from 1988 to 1992. 07 shipping estimate. 9 hp Outboard lower unit empty gearcase 322200. 1970 Evinrude 4 hp Lower unit short shaft gear case assembly 382793 385187. Good used working gear case 1993 thru 2005. Free shipping. Johnson / Evinrude - OMC. See our other pages for more Mercury, Johnson and Evinrude outboard motor parts. Disassembly of a 1960s Johnson Evinrude lower unit gear train. You can, however, replace the two lower unit seals in your. Johnson Evinrude. We comply with the State of California's Proposition 65. They are only offered in Black. 「中橋義雄」こだわりハム・送料無料,Lower Unit Gear Set - Johnson/Evinrude 1989-2005 40-50hp Outboard - GP,サンローランパリ SAINT LAURENT PARIS クルーネックTシャツ メンズ 553379-ybcm2-9083,ハッピー 電動オロシー RHG-15,ペンハリガン PENHALIGONS ブレナム ブーケ 100ml EDT SP fs,Lower Unit. --Part 2: a closer look at the gears - https://youtu. Thank you all for your help in the past. 64K-45300-01-NA Yamaha 1997 & UP 20" Lower Unit 150 175 200 HP 2S 1 YEAR WTY! $1,550. This gear case housing fits the following. 1984 Force Outboard 50 HP Lower Unit Gearcase 819516A2. Product description. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. Omc Brp Evinrude Ficht Oem V6 E-tec Magnum 1 Complete X-long Lower Unit Gearcase. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. They are only offered in Black. Patented double threaded cap fits both the quart and gallon size lubricant. Gears & Gear Sets : Lower Unit : Johnson Evinrude. Lower Unit Gear Set 40-60 Hp Johnson Evinrude Outboard - 433570 - 397128. P/N 435280 0435280. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. The early V4 Loopers had 15 spline propshafts on the extra long gearcases but had 13 spline propshafts on the others. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. 0:1 Gear Ratio. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. IN STOCK NOW ! lower units for boats, lower units for mercury, lower units for outboards, lower units sei, lower units for evinrude. Made in the USA - A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for most 1989-2005 lower units for the Johnson and Evinrude 40, 48, and 50 hp outboard motors. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Featuring all the parts needed to effectively rebuild an outboard gearcase in one convenient package, our lower unit rebuild packages offer a combination of aftermarket kits, bearings, gears, and seals, all complete with a one-year limited warranty. Part number: 779758. 1982-1989 Force Outboard 85125 HP 20" Lower Unit Gearcase FA523054. A drive shaft can be added to your order for $135 and a JE-410 water pump kit can be added for $55. While lower unit disassembly calls for removing the propeller shaft and bearing carrier as a unit, lower unit disassembly is only recommended for those with significant experience and the precision measuring tools necessary to re-shim those parts. The skeg is straight but there is a few small dings in it. Meet the MasterTech! (click picture) If your Mfgr. model E25TECCA ,new Solas propeller, gear lube was pretty clean with no metal or water, held pressure test OK , shifts smooth thru all gears , skeg is GOOD no chunks broken or missing, comes complete with water pump , shift shaft, water tube, drive shaft , $450 CASH , located in Searcy Arkansas 72143 , ***CALL. be/12dxb6d6pUk-update: I recently replaced the control cables on both of my motors, thus having to tune. Problem; boat is slower and rpm’s are lower. XPS HPF PRO Gearcase Lubricant Gallon. This sale is for a New OMC Flywheel for Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors. 9 hp Outboard lower unit empty gearcase 322200. Evinrude Johnson waterpump impeller and housing replacement. Put the outboard in a vertical position. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Invest in a remanufactured Evinrude Johnson lower unit here at US Boatworks. Evinrude 75 90 115 V4 FICHT Lower Unit Gear Case Housing Only Casting number:349667 This housing is from fresh water use and is not corroded. 99 shipping. New Sterndrive Engineering Johnson/Evinrude V4 Lower Unit, 1978-1998. It is a direct replacement for the Mag II If you are replacing a Mag (the original) you will need to remove the alignment pins from the new lower unit. The prop shaft should remain parallel to the ground. says: That motor's 7 years old. Vintage Evinrude/Johnson Outboard Motor Lower Unit Gear Housing 1960's. View Details. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears. remember to remove the lower bolt toally. By clicking close you agree to use the site as is. We also stock both upper and lower OMC Cobra outdrives and all the gears, shafts, seals, and bearings. Outboard Evinrude - Classifieds in Minneapolis, MN: Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Lower, Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Chock, 0580871. 5004767 OMC Evinrude 75 90 115 V4 FICHT Lower Unit Gear Case Housing EMPTY. Sierra 18-2692 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson & Evinrude Outboard Engines Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. 225 HP EVINRUDE LOWER UNIT QUESTION??? A friend of mine had the entire lower unit replaced on his 225 FICHT (mounted on a 21 ft Stratos bass boat). We also stock the shafts and water pumps for these lower unit replacements. 5 – 10 – 18 – 20 – and 25 Hp outboards. 319766, 0319766. He was wondering if maybe he got a lower unit that was geared for a. Proudly built & refurbished in the U. New Gear Case Lower Unit White Evinrude 5009892 Ay-12. This lower unit/gearcase fits 3 cylinder, 60-70 horse power, years 1989-1999. will all American made parts. IN STOCK NOW ! lower units for boats, lower units for mercury, lower units for outboards, lower units sei, lower units for evinrude. Johnson Evinrude 1996-2001 20" Lower Unit 25 35 HP 3 Cylinder ONLY 1 YEAR WTY! $725. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. Lower Unit Drain Screw. 99 View Details. The OMC lower units, also known as Johnson and Evinrude, will arrive without the drive shaft and water pump. Here you will find impellers, water pump repair kits, lower unit seal kits, and other related parts. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. Outboard Wont Shift Into Reverse Are Jumping Out Of Gear, Clutch Dog. Evinrude XPS HPF PRO Gearcase Lubricant Gallon - Gearcase. 1982-1989 Force Outboard 85125 HP 20" Lower Unit Gearcase FA523054. Upgrade your browser for free. 07 shipping estimate. Meet the MasterTech! (click picture) If your Mfgr. Invest in a remanufactured Evinrude Johnson lower unit here at US Boatworks. Sierra 18-2656 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson Evinrude 9. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. It is located on the front of the Propeller shaft of a Stringer drive Lower Unit from. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. You may paint them to match your motor. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Gear Case - Needs Skeg Repair. remember to remove the lower bolt toally. Johnson Evinrude 1996-2001 20" Lower Unit 25 35 HP 3 Cylinder ONLY 1 YEAR WTY! $725. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. Free shipping. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude if its like my 78 25 lower unit is a peice of cake, put new gears cluth dog and the driver gear all new it in for like 350 saved like 300 dollars on ebay man mine runs like new in just a half hour to hour worth of work. V6 OMC Seadrive Lower Units. It is a direct replacement for the Mag II If you are replacing a Mag (the original) you will need to remove the alignment pins from the new lower unit. To keep your outboard running its best and give it the longest life possible, you must take care of the lower unit. 1984 Force Outboard 50 HP Lower Unit Gearcase 819516A2. OMC/BRP/Evinrude Lower Unit Gear P# 318353. Featuring all the parts needed to effectively rebuild an outboard gearcase in one convenient package, our lower unit rebuild packages offer a combination of aftermarket kits, bearings, gears, and seals, all complete with a one-year limited warranty. Gearcase housing assembly. remember to remove the lower bolt toally. Replaces: OMC - 0307551 GLM - 22420 Mallory - 9-72655 Mercury - 878811 Redline -. Performance Tool W54150 Marine Lower Unit Fluid Pump. It is located on the front of the Propeller shaft of a Stringer drive Lower Unit from. 「中橋義雄」こだわりハム・送料無料,Lower Unit Gear Set - Johnson/Evinrude 1989-2005 40-50hp Outboard - GP,サンローランパリ SAINT LAURENT PARIS クルーネックTシャツ メンズ 553379-ybcm2-9083,ハッピー 電動オロシー RHG-15,ペンハリガン PENHALIGONS ブレナム ブーケ 100ml EDT SP fs,Lower Unit. Part is no longer available. This Flywheel fits many Evinrude and Johnson models including 20, 25, 28, 30, and 35 HP 2 cylinder outboard motors from 1988 to 1992. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. from United States. Here you will find impellers, water pump repair kits, lower unit seal kits, and other related parts. PINION GEAR LOWER UNIT 40 -60 HP JOHNSON EVINRUDE 319766. Has external water screens and the rear cavitation plate is flat. Gear Set Johnson/Evinrude 25-35hp 15HP 2010-Up / 20HP 1985-98 Cross Ref #: 18-1293, 327020, 327655. 99 shipping. We stock remanufactured and new gearcases for Johnson and Evinrude 40 to 250 horsepower, 1978 to 2009. All of our Johnson and Evinrude lower units include a full one year warranty. The other area were it could be leaking is the seal for the gear case (lower unit) behind the prop. Outboard Evinrude - Classifieds in Minneapolis, MN: Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Lower, Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Chock, 0580871. 5 – 10 – 18 – 20 – and 25 Hp outboards. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. We lose $$ on service! EPA made me do it! Parts at central warehouse, you'll get them next month. All of our Johnson and Evinrude lower units include a full one year warranty. It is located on the front of the Propeller shaft of a Stringer drive Lower Unit from. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. They are only offered in Black. Replaces most later model Johnson V-4 Lower Units from 1995-2006 with a 4-1/8 bullet diameter. Bearing Housing Lower Unit OMC Johnson Evinrude 78-85 389455 Shift Cradle Housing & Bearing assembly for an OMC Sterndrive. model E25TECCA ,new Solas propeller, gear lube was pretty clean with no metal or water, held pressure test OK , shifts smooth thru all gears , skeg is GOOD no chunks broken or missing, comes complete with water pump , shift shaft, water tube, drive shaft , $450 CASH , located in Searcy Arkansas 72143 , ***CALL. Evinrude XP 175 HP Teardown: Part 7 Lower Unit / Gearcase. Notify me when available. A replacement lower unit can help you avoid the expense and uncertainty of a complete rebuild. 5 - 10 - 18 - 20 - and 25 Hp outboards. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude Schep You wont even have to remove lower unit to change clutch dog, but maybe its the best if your not familiar to this. Sierra 18-2692 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson & Evinrude Outboard Engines Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. This unit has Internal Water Screens and a pointed cavitation plate at the rear. We specialize in Johnson and Evinrude lower units but do have Mercury, Yamaha, and Honda lower units occasionally. A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for many (but not all) 1979-2012 Johnson and Evinrude 85, 88, 90, 100, 105, 112, 115, 125, 130, 135, 140 HP V4 outboards. There were no 140 crossflows after 1984; that's when the V4 loopers come in. It’s the bottom portion that houses the gear case and prop shaft that changes the direction that the propeller spins in. The early V4 Loopers had 15 spline propshafts on the extra long gearcases but had 13 spline propshafts on the others. 5 – 10 – 18 – 20 – and 25 Hp outboards. New Gear Case Lower Unit White Evinrude 5009892 Ay-12. Shop a variety of discount boat engine parts, lower units, outdrives, gear cases, and more from Mercury, Mercruiser, OMC, Evinrude, Johnson & Volvo-Penta. Item: Lower Unit Drain/Fill Screw - Replaces 307551 (Pkg Display Pack (single)) Your Price: $5. With our experience and years of testing you can be sure you are getting the best quality lower unit parts at a great price. 319766, 0319766. Some features may not work as intended in your current browser. This is a short video with the basic steps of disassembling the lower unit on Johnson outboard motor. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. By clicking close you agree to use the site as is. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. You will receive the exact gear case housing you see pictured. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears Choose Pricing ~ $52 :: ~ $102 :: ~ $250 :: ~ $329 :: ~ $586 :: ~ $918 :: ~ $1016 :: ~ $1644 :: ~ $2567 :: ~ $3407 Products Order Relevant :: Soonest Completion :: Cheapest Prices :: High To Low Price :: New Additions. Johnson Evinrude. Sierra 18-2656 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson Evinrude 9. 00 shipping. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. Lower Unit Parts At Advanced Marine Inc, we have been rebuilding Johnson and Evinrude lower units for over 30 years. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. This Flywheel fits many Evinrude and Johnson models including 20, 25, 28, 30, and 35 HP 2 cylinder outboard motors from 1988 to 1992. CA Resident: Proposition 65 - Warning. V6 OMC Seadrive Lower Units. 9 & 15HP Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. Free shipping. Johnson outboard propeller shaft Installation. If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. There were no 140 crossflows after 1984; that's when the V4 loopers come in. Lower Unit Drain & Fill Screw for Johnson, Evinrude, OMC Fits Johnson/Evinrude V6, V4 (1979 & Up), 60-75hp 3 cylinder, 20-35hp (1985-97) and OMC Cobra Stern Drives. The other area were it could be leaking is the seal for the gear case (lower unit) behind the prop. We also stock both upper and lower OMC Cobra outdrives and all the gears, shafts. --Part 2: a closer look at the gears - https://youtu. will all American made parts. This unit has Internal Water Screens and a pointed cavitation plate at the rear. 75 shipping. 5004767 OMC Evinrude 75 90 115 V4 FICHT Lower Unit Gear Case Housing EMPTY. All of our Johnson and Evinrude lower units include a full one year warranty. Proposition 65 provides California consumers with information prior to purchase regarding. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. Performance Tool - 8mm fits: yamaha, tohatsu, nissan, small Honda's, and Mercury Japanese origin. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude Schep You wont even have to remove lower unit to change clutch dog, but maybe its the best if your not familiar to this. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. Outboard Evinrude - Classifieds in Minneapolis, MN: Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Lower, Evinrude Johnson Outboard Motor Chock, 0580871. Re: Lower unit interchange chart Pardon the lack of boat knowledge, but is this chart for every make of boat motor? The reason I ask is because I am currently searching for a used lower gear case for a 1989 50HP Johnson model #J50TLCEC and am having a hard time being able to tell what exactly will work on my boat. Some features may not work as intended in your current browser. This sale is for a New OMC Flywheel for Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors. Has external water screens and the rear cavitation plate is flat. Part number: 779758. Amazon's Choice for evinrude lower unit gear oil. We comply with the State of California's Proposition 65. 1992 and new models can re-use the old one, but you must disassemble the lower unit to remove it. Made in the USA - A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for most 1989-2005 lower units for the Johnson and Evinrude 40, 48, and 50 hp outboard motors. This listing is for a New Aftermarket Johnson/Evinrude Lower Unit, which will fit motors from 1978 to 1998 that feature a 4 1/4" Bullet Diameter. Lower Unit Shop for Johnson Evinrude Outboard Motors. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. You can, however, replace the two lower unit seals in your. Replacement unit for Johnson Evinrude Magnum and Magnum 2 lower units. Product Description. If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. If the drain seals are in the back of the lower unit. will all American made parts. The lower unit of the outboard motor is otherwise referred to as the foot, gear case, or gear box. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. XPS HPF PRO Gearcase Lubricant Gallon. Like all of our other lower units, they are a perfect fit and have the industries best warranty. In the chart below I have the OEM part numbers for the gearcase housing, drive shaft (short shaft only), and the shift rod (short shaft only) for 1959 through 1984 Johnson / Evinrude 5. Sealing the gear oil inside the gearcase, and keeping water from intruding into the gearcase are the two aims of all the shaft seals, o-rings, spaghetti seals and gaskets in a lower unit. or Best Offer. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. Part numbers stamped on OE gears:. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. The casting numbers are 583002 and 583474. Lower Unit Gear Set 40-60 Hp Johnson Evinrude Outboard - 433570 - 397128. The upper drive shaft, shift rod and water pump aren't included. Part is no longer available. This sale is for a New OMC Flywheel for Johnson and Evinrude outboard motors. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears Choose Pricing ~ $52 :: ~ $102 :: ~ $250 :: ~ $329 :: ~ $586 :: ~ $918 :: ~ $1016 :: ~ $1644 :: ~ $2567 :: ~ $3407 Products Order Relevant :: Soonest Completion :: Cheapest Prices :: High To Low Price :: New Additions. Johnson Evinrude. I am looking for the proper lower unit gear oil to use for a 1948 Martin 7. Starting At: Now: $44. Amazon's Choice for evinrude lower unit gear oil Slippery Pete - Lower Unit Gear Oil Pump for Standard Quart Bottles, Includes 3/8 inch Metal Swivel, 8mm and 10mm Adapters to Fit Most Marine Boat Outboard Motors (NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VOLVO PENTA). 1977 OMC johnson evinrude 15 9. Made in the USA - A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for most 1989-2005 lower units for the Johnson and Evinrude 40, 48, and 50 hp outboard motors. Evinrude Johnson waterpump impeller and housing replacement. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. Johnson outboard propeller shaft Installation. Johnson Evinrude lower unit 40 45 48 50 hp. 3/8-16 fits: omc, force, mercruiser, evinrude, honda. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Replaces OEM Drain #307551. The OMC lower units, also known as Johnson and Evinrude, will arrive without the drive shaft and water pump. 07 shipping estimate. We're happy to help order the correct replacement unit to get you back on the water. Proudly built & refurbished in the U. There were no 140 crossflows after 1984; that's when the V4 loopers come in. says: That motor's 7 years old. model E25TECCA ,new Solas propeller, gear lube was pretty clean with no metal or water, held pressure test OK , shifts smooth thru all gears , skeg is GOOD no chunks broken or missing, comes complete with water pump , shift shaft, water tube, drive shaft , $450 CASH , located in Searcy Arkansas 72143 , ***CALL. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. They also replace the gears used in the $589. Evinrude 4 Stroke 15 HP Long Lower Unit 20" PN 0438617 Fits 1995-01 9. Johnson/Evinrude water pump kits, Impellers, cooling parts and gear case seal kits to fit most older Evinrude and Johnson outboard motors are found on this page. NEW Suzuki Made Johnson Evinrude 60 70 HP 4 STROKE LOWER UNIT GEAR CASE TAKEOFF. Bearing Housing Lower Unit OMC Johnson Evinrude 78-85 389455 Shift Cradle Housing & Bearing assembly for an OMC Sterndrive. You are right about how to drop L/u, 4 small bolts, one big back, and disassemblying shift rod under the small lid,. Add to wishlist. model E25TECCA ,new Solas propeller, gear lube was pretty clean with no metal or water, held pressure test OK , shifts smooth thru all gears , skeg is GOOD no chunks broken or missing, comes complete with water pump , shift shaft, water tube, drive shaft , $450 CASH , located in Searcy Arkansas 72143 , ***CALL. View Details. The other area were it could be leaking is the seal for the gear case (lower unit) behind the prop. SE 305 Johnson Evinrude Replacement GearCase 2. The OMC/BRP part numbers are 0583474 and 583474. 303998 / 0303998 Reverse Gear Bushing. Sterndrive Engineering (SEI) is the largest supplier of aftermarket sterndrives and our own line of outboards in the world. By clicking close you agree to use the site as is. With our experience and years of testing you can be sure you are getting the best quality lower unit parts at a great price. 7 out of 5 stars 2,483. New (Other) C $126. Item: Lower Unit Drain/Fill Screw - Replaces 307551 (Pkg Display Pack (single)) Your Price: $5. They are only offered in Black. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. You are right about how to drop L/u, 4 small bolts, one big back, and disassemblying shift rod under the small lid,. Browse for gearcase oil, lubricants and more supplies for your boat at Evinrude. Grab your engine model number and get in touch with us here at MarineEngine. 1992 and new models can re-use the old one, but you must disassemble the lower unit to remove it. Lower Unit Drain Screw. 5 - 10 - 18 - 20 - and 25 Hp outboards. Replaces most later model Johnson V-4 Lower Units from 1995-2006 with a 4-1/8 bullet diameter. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. You may paint them to match your motor. will all American made parts. Johnson / Evinrude - OMC. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. Notify me when available. Outboard Wont Shift Into Reverse Are Jumping Out Of Gear, Clutch Dog. XPS HPF PRO Gearcase Lubricant Gallon. 64K-45300-01-NA Yamaha 1997 & UP 20" Lower Unit 150 175 200 HP 2S 1 YEAR WTY! $1,550. 00 flat rate we'll ship your lower unit or outdrive nationwide to 48 states except for AK & HI. Lower Unit Shop for Johnson Evinrude Outboard Motors. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. A drive shaft can be added to your order for $135 and a JE-410 water pump kit can be added for $55. Invest in a remanufactured Evinrude Johnson lower unit here at US Boatworks. The upper drive shaft, shift rod and water pump aren't included. Gears & Gear Sets : Lower Unit : Johnson Evinrude. Replaces most later model Johnson V-4 Lower Units from 1995-2006 with a 4-1/8 bullet diameter. remember to remove the lower bolt toally. Gear Set Lower Unit for Johnson Evinrude Outboard 150-250 HP V6 92-04 These gearsets are an exact replacement of the gears used in the 1986-1993 V6 and V8 OMC Cobra Sterndrives. Free shipping. Sierra 18-2692 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson & Evinrude Outboard Engines Sierra replacement engine parts are designed to meet OEM specifications. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. Bearing Housing Lower Unit OMC Johnson Evinrude 78-85 389455 Shift Cradle Housing & Bearing assembly for an OMC Sterndrive. You can, however, replace the two lower unit seals in your. We comply with the State of California's Proposition 65. Good used working gear case 1993 thru 2005. If the drain seals are in the back of the lower unit. Pinion gear will not work on 1976 and newer engines/driveshafts. The skeg is straight but there is a few small dings in it. This lower unit/gearcase fits 3 cylinder, 60-70 horse power, years 1989-1999. 1977 OMC johnson evinrude 15 9. Of of the most common issues with outboard lower units are leaky seals that allow water to get into the lower unit oil and degrade the effectiveness lubrication. We specialize in Johnson and Evinrude lower units but do have Mercury, Yamaha, and Honda lower units occasionally. Made in the USA - A new replacement 4 piece lower unit gear set for most 1989-2005 lower units for the Johnson and Evinrude 40, 48, and 50 hp outboard motors. Re: Lower unit interchange chart. We also stock both upper and lower OMC Cobra outdrives and all the gears, shafts. Note that it does not. View Details. Re: Lower unit interchange chart. or Best Offer. Of of the most common issues with outboard lower units are leaky seals that allow water to get into the lower unit oil and degrade the effectiveness lubrication. Johnson 30HP bearing carrier installation. A Fun Old Porcelain Sign and Ancient Tools. This takes minimal tools and cos. Outboard Wont Shift Into Reverse Are Jumping Out Of Gear, Clutch Dog. Part is no longer available. 00 shipping. You can, however, replace the two lower unit seals in your. IN STOCK NOW ! lower units for boats, lower units for mercury, lower units for outboards, lower units sei, lower units for evinrude. Johnson / Evinrude - OMC. Back to the original specs, the original performance, the original thrills. The inside is not gouged or damaged. Replaces most later model Johnson V-4 Lower Units from 1995-2006 with a 4-1/8 bullet diameter. Gears & Gear Sets : Lower Unit : Johnson Evinrude. 5 - 10 - 18 - 20 - and 25 Hp outboards. With our experience and years of testing you can be sure you are getting the best quality lower unit parts at a great price. Put the outboard in a vertical position. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude if its like my 78 25 lower unit is a peice of cake, put new gears cluth dog and the driver gear all new it in for like 350 saved like 300 dollars on ebay man mine runs like new in just a half hour to hour worth of work. Lower Unit Drain & Fill Screw for Johnson, Evinrude, OMC Fits Johnson/Evinrude V6, V4 (1979 & Up), 60-75hp 3 cylinder, 20-35hp (1985-97) and OMC Cobra Stern Drives. Proudly built & refurbished in the U. 99 shipping. will all American made parts. Free shipping. Outboard Wont Shift Into Reverse Are Jumping Out Of Gear, Clutch Dog. The lower unit needs to come off the engine, the water pump seals and area need to be checked so have your pump changed/replaced. 24" flexible hose easily reaches difficult to access fill plugs. They also replace the gears used in the $589. Lower Unit Parts At Advanced Marine Inc, we have been rebuilding Johnson and Evinrude lower units for over 30 years. View Details. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears. A replacement lower unit can help you avoid the expense and uncertainty of a complete rebuild. The replacement was a rebiult without the speedo tube (original L/U had one)…. Maintain high performance boats with top quality Evinrude outboard gear oil. Re: lower unit slipping out of gear, 25hp evinrude Schep You wont even have to remove lower unit to change clutch dog, but maybe its the best if your not familiar to this. Notify me when available. Replacement unit for Johnson Evinrude Magnum and Magnum 2 lower units. It’s the bottom portion that houses the gear case and prop shaft that changes the direction that the propeller spins in. Find your boat the engine it deserves with Evinrude's unparalleled line of outboard motors, parts, and accessories, available at dealers nationwide. Les meilleures offres pour Johnson Evinrude 6 HP (and more) Gearcase Lower Unit Hardware sont sur eBay Comparez les prix et les spécificités des produits neufs et d'occasion Pleins d'articles en livraison gratuite!. Omc Brp Johnson Evinrude Oem 1967-1968 40 Hp Complete Long Shaft Lower Unit. Lower Unit Shop for Johnson Evinrude Outboard Motors. 29,00 € tax incl. These units come in Black as pictured. 438617 331152 Johnson Evinrude Outboard 20" Lower Unit Gearcase AY 8-15HP TESTED. Thank you all for your help in the past. If the drain seals are in the back of the lower unit. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. Patented double threaded cap fits both the quart and gallon size lubricant. If you have owned an outboard motor for any length of time you have probobly had issues with the lower unit, sometimes called the gearcase. This video show how to change the lower unit oil (AKA: lower unit gear lube) on a 25 hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard boat motor. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. PLEASE NOTE: Items displayed below are for your information only. At Advanced Marine Inc, we have been rebuilding Johnson and Evinrude lower units for over 30 years. EVINRUDE JOHNSON OUTBOARD GEARCASE LOWER UNIT 150 1993 5004635 (776) $589. Slippery Pete - Lower Unit Gear Oil Pump for Standard Quart Bottles, Includes 3/8 inch Metal Swivel, 8mm and 10mm Adapters to Fit Most Marine Boat Outboard Motors (NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VOLVO PENTA) 4. We also stock the shafts and water pumps for these lower unit replacements. New Gear Case Lower Unit White Evinrude 5009892 Ay-12. Johnson Evinrude 1996-2001 20" Lower Unit 25 35 HP 3 Cylinder ONLY 1 YEAR WTY! $725. 00 for Yamaha 76 degree lower units. 24" flexible hose easily reaches difficult to access fill plugs. The early V4 Loopers had 15 spline propshafts on the extra long gearcases but had 13 spline propshafts on the others. Johnson Evinrude Omc Outboard Lower Unit 48hp 40-50hp 20in 2cyl 1993up New Gears. 3/8-16 fits: omc, force, mercruiser, evinrude, honda. C# 339349 Johnson Evinrude 1996-2001 Lower Unit 25 35 HP 3 Cyl ONLY 1 YEAR WTY! $650. PINION GEAR LOWER UNIT 40 -60 HP JOHNSON EVINRUDE 319766. Does not come with upper drive shaft, shift. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. 00 shipping. The prop shaft should remain parallel to the ground. This takes minimal tools and cos. Your lower unit may have had problems over the years, or have a larger issue and be completely out of commission. With our experience and years of testing you can be sure you are getting the best quality lower unit parts at a great price. This set comes with the Forward Gear, Reverse Gear, Clutch Dog, and the Pinion. Johnson Evinrude lower unit 40 45 48 50 hp. Evinrude 135. If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. or Best Offer. OMC/BRP/Evinrude Lower Unit Gear P# 318353. Remanufactured lower units. Add to cart. It is a direct replacement in both ratio and specs to the original gear set. 1975 and Prior Johnson Evinrude 6 HP Complete Lower Unit Gear Set Gears & Parts | eBay. Sierra 18-2656 Lower Unit Seal Kit for Johnson Evinrude 9. 1991 and older models require an upper drive shaft. Sterndrive Engineering (SEI) is the largest supplier of aftermarket sterndrives and our own line of outboards in the world. 305216 / 0305216 Reverse Gear. Has external water screens and the rear cavitation plate is flat. 1982 Chrysler Outboard 75 HP Lower Unit Exhaust Snout F523116-1. Welcome to The Lower Unit Store, supplier of thousands of new and used quality lower unit parts. model E25TECCA ,new Solas propeller, gear lube was pretty clean with no metal or water, held pressure test OK , shifts smooth thru all gears , skeg is GOOD no chunks broken or missing, comes complete with water pump , shift shaft, water tube, drive shaft , $450 CASH , located in Searcy Arkansas 72143 , ***CALL. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. Part number: 779758. 1992 and new models can re-use the old one, but you must disassemble the lower unit to remove it. Proposition 65 provides California consumers with information prior to purchase regarding. If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. 00 flat rate we'll ship your lower unit or outdrive nationwide to 48 states except for AK & HI. Part numbers stamped on OE gears:.

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Remanufactured lower units

Lowerunits elements

Your lower unit may have had problems over the years, or have a larger issue and be completely out of commission. A replacement lower unit can help you avoid the expense and uncertainty of a complete rebuild. Back to the original specs, the original performance, the original thrills. Guaranteed.

Crowley Marine brand lower units (gearcases) are built to strict OEM specifications, include brand new parts every time and perform like new. In addition, many units include various engineering upgrades to improve the life and performance of your gearcase. With over 10,000 satisfied customers our lower units have been proven in various applications from recreation to commercial and everything in between. All units include a 12 month warranty.

We also stock new OEM Mercury, BRP (Evinrude & Johnson) and Yamaha lower units directly from the manufacturer.

Ready to order? Feel free to compare us to the competition. Have a question? contact us anytime. Whatever your lower unit needs may be, we have the exact part in stock and ready for delivery.

Sterndrive build process

Expertly built in the USA

Typically, our builders will assemble the lower units in batches of a single model. Building multiple identical gearcases at the same time ensures accuracy and consistency across the board. It also allows us to keep plenty of inventory for each model.

Warehouse

In stock, ready to ship

Utilizing 3 large warehouses allows us to keep plenty of lower units on hand and ready to ship. Because of our large inventory, most lower units will ship out the very same day you place the order. We also keep a very extensive inventory of gearcase cores. This allows us to quickly build more gearcases when particular models run low on inventory.

All of our lower units are packaged with expandable foam. Our complete line of lower units ship using standard UPS or FedEx ground service. Expedited and international shipping options are also available.

Sterndrive

12 month warranty

All lower units, whether Crowley Marine brand or OEM include a full 12 month warranty. The majority of our customers never have any issues with their lower unit or installation, however in the rare case something does arise you can rest assured that you will be covered.

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22622 Gear Set

22622 Gear set

P/N 22622 Johnson outboard V6 set

Complete set with clutch with 14/26 ratio
Replaces 986980
Fits V6-90 degree type "O" housings
Engine liters and years
years 1978-2006
1.86:1 ratio
14/26 teeth
6 jaw clutch
150 hp. 1979-1987
150 hp. 1988-1990
150 hp. 1991-1997
150 hp. Commercial 1993-1995
150 hp. Commercial 1989-1990
155 hp. Commercial year 1989
175 hp.1978
175 hp. 1978-1987
175 hp. 1988-1990
175 hp. 1991-1997
185 hp. 1984-1985
185 hp. 1990
185 hp. 1991-1994
200 hp. 1978
200 hp. 1979-1983
200 hp. 1986-1997
200 hp. Commercial 1990-1991
225 hp. 1986-1997
235 hp. 1979-1985

22623 Pinion and forward gear set

22623 Pinion and forward gear set

P/N 22623 Pinion and Forward set. Compatible with the above models for kit number 26222.
Replaces 435020, Evinrude 5004216, 5004938, 987670, Sierra 18-2211.

22624 Reverse

P/N 22624 Reverse

 

Replaces 336561, 910994

Can be used with original OEM pinion and forward

Included with P/N 22622

22630 Gear set 3 & 2.3 liter

22630 Gear set 3 & 2.3 liter

P/N 22630 gears for V4 models

P/F/R with clutch dog (13/26) ratio

Fits V4-60 degree and 90 degree small housing
2:1 ratio
13/26 teeth
3 jaw clutch

85 hp. 1978-1980
85 hp. 1991-1995
88 hp. 1987-1996
90 hp. 1981-1997
100 hp. 1979-1980
100 hp. 1989-1990
110 hp. 1986-1989
112 hp. 1994-1996
115 hp. 1977
115 hp. 1990-1997
120 hp. 1986-1992
120 hp. TI., TX. 1993
125 hp. ESX. Prefix 1989-1990
125 hp. ESX.
Suffix only 1993
140 hp. 1978-1984
140 hp. 1986-1987
140 hp. TL.1988-1994

22631

P/N 22631Pinion/forward set (13/26) ratio 436746

Fits V4-60 and 90 degree small housings

22632 Reverse gear

22632 Reverse gear

P/N 22632Reverse (26 teeth)

60 and 90 degree V4 lower units 345992 

22666

22666

P/N 22666Heavy duty set (does not include clutch dog)

Fits V6 - 90 degree type "O" housings with high horsepower motors

 
22660

22660

P/N 22660 for 2 cylinder lower units

Complete set with clutch (12/29) or 2.42:1 ratio
Fits 2 cylinder, 40-50 hp loopcharged small housings (1989 - 2005)

22661 Johnson Forward Pinion

22661 Johnson forward pinion

P/N 22661Pinion / forward (12/29 ratio) 397627

Fits same as # 22660 above

22670

22670

P/N 22670

Pinion / forward / reverse with clutch (12/29)
Fits 2 cylinder 40-60 hp loopcharged motors (1986-2006) and 3 cylinder loopcharged 60-75 hp (1975 - 2001) with large housing

22680

22680

P/N 22680

Forward / reverse / pinion set with clutch dog (12/29) ratio
Fits 2 cylinder 40-60 hp loopcharged (1975-1988) and 3 cylinder loopcharged 60-75 hp (1975-1988) with old style small housing

22681

22681

P/N 22681 Forward / reverse / pinion without clutch OEM # 433570

Fits same as # 22680 above

22625 Clutch Dog

22625 Clutch dog

P/N 22625 Clutch dog. 337774, 914716

Fits large V4, and most V6 models

22633

22633

P/N 22633 Clutch OEM # 323664 for V4 - 60 and 90 degree small housings

22683

22683

P/N 22683 Clutch. 319895 for 2 and 3 cylinder 40-75 hp (1975-1988) with old style small housing

11052 spring

11052 spring

P/N 11052 Spring OEM # 324369

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Lower gears evinrude unit

On vessels with an outboard, it’s essential to keep debris free of the prop, as well as performing other vital maintenance. Otherwise, you could end up with a bad outboard lower unit.

With three distinct sections of the outboard motor, it’s essential to determine when something has gone wrong with the lower unit or one of the other areas.

Bad outboard lower units can give the operator shifting issues, and other signs will include water in the gear lube, metallic particles on the drain screw magnet, clunking sounds when shifted, or the loss of the ability to shift into gears.

We will look closer at the importance of the lower unit, how it works, symptoms that something might be wrong and some general outboard maintenance tips.

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What is the Lower Unit on an Outboard Motor?

The lower unit of the outboard motor is otherwise referred to as the foot, gear case, or gear box. It’s the bottom portion that houses the gear case and prop shaft that changes the direction that the propeller spins in.

To keep your outboard running its best and give it the longest life possible, you must take care of the lower unit.

Performing lower unit maintenance is as simple as keeping the debris and fishing line free from the prop, as well as regularly changing the oil. We have an in-depth extensive article on what the different colors of gear lube tell you when you change it here.

How Does a Lower Unit Work?

The lower unit is also known as the gearcase. It’s the portion of the outboard that receives the rotation and power from the engine’s powerhead to transfer it to the propeller and prop shaft.

The propeller rotates, which allows your boat to move either forward or backwards through the water.

If one part of the lower unit isn’t working correctly, or fails, you could become stranded in the water. That’s why it’s vital to understand how each part works and how to maintain it.

Driveshaft: How it Works & Maintenance

The driveshaft is responsible for converting the rotation power from the motor to the gear case.

You don’t need to perform much maintenance to the driveshaft, as long as the lower unit remains maintained.

Water Pump: How it Works & Maintenance

The water pump delivers water through the engine to cool it. This part uses an impeller that is attached to the driveshaft, using the rotation as power.

When the drive shaft rotates, the impeller inside the water pump turns. The blade’s movement sucks water from below the water pump housing housing and pushes it into the engine.

Once the water passes through the engine, it is jettisoned out, back to where it originated.

When the water pump fails, the motor overheats. Left unrepaired, it can cause worn-out pistons or cylinders, eventually causing the engine to seize.

To maintain the water pump, you want to disassemble and inspect it. Replace the impeller once every 300 hours or once every two years. You might also need to replace the bottom plate, cartridge, O-rings and gaskets when you change the impeller.

Shift Shaft: How it Works & Maintenance

The shift shaft is responsible for putting the outboard in or out of gear by working with the transmission. It’s also used to decide which direction the prop shaft needs to rotate, ensuring that the boat goes in reverse or forward.

You won’t have to maintain the shift shaft in any way, as it should last as long as your outboard.

Gearbox: How it Works & Maintenance

The gearbox or gear case uses the vertical rotational power coming from the driveshaft and turns it into horizontal rotational power for the prop shaft and propeller.

It also helps to determine which way the propeller and prop shaft should rotate.

The drive shaft comes into the gearbox, but it ends when it reaches the pinion gear. This pinion gear is engaged with both the forward and reverse gears.

When the drive shaft rotates, the pinion gear also rotates, allowing the gears to turn.

There is also a dog clutch sitting between the gears and attached to a shift shaft. The prop shaft is also attached to this dog clutch.

Anytime that that shift shaft is placed in Neutral, the clutch doesn’t engage with the gears, keeping the boat motionless.

When the shift shaft is in Forward, the dog clutch is engaged, causing the prop shaft and dog clutch to rotate in a specific direction. The opposite occurs when the shift shaft is in Reverse, allowing it to move the other direction.

Both gears and the prop shaft are mounted with bearings, which keeps everything rotating freely, yet supported in the gear case.

As time goes on, the dog clutch teeth wear out, so you will need to replace it. When it’s time for a replacement, you might hear a grinding noise while shifting.

You can prevent premature clutch wear by shifting at lower RPM. You also want to maintain the rigging, ensuring none of the shift cables or throttle cables get stretched.

Additionally, the gear shims and pinion will wear down. When this occurs, power transfer between the proper shaft and driveshaft is reduced, so the outboard feels like it has lost performance.

Additionally, the gearbox can become noisy or the gears might chatter as they become loose.

Oil Seals: How it Works & Maintenance

The oil must remain within the gearbox with the help of O-rings and seals. These also keep water from getting into the gear case.

Some of the seals on your outboard’s lower unit include:

  • Shift oil seal and shift shaft plate O-ring
  • Driveshaft oil seal
  • Gearbox bearing housing O-rings
  • Prop shaft oil seal

The prop shaft oil seal remains exposed, making it more susceptible to damage. Because of this, you want to inspect the seal often and replace it at the first sign of leakage or wear.

As far as the other O-rings and seals, they aren’t easily seen. However, you can tell when one of the internal parts fails because the water will begin to mix with gear lube, leaving a gray sludge. When this happens, change the gear lube.

You should also change this lube after 100 hours on most outboards. If you notice that water has mixed, it’s time to replace the faulty O-ring or seal. You will be able to tell which seal is leaking by performing what is called a pressure test.

How Do I Know if My Outboard Lower Unit is Bad?

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Numerous things can occur when you have a bad outboard lower unit, but here are the most common symptoms.

Water in Gear Case Lube

As previously discussed, once water mixes with the gearbox lube, you know you have a problem. When you change the lube, you can look for signs of trouble.

Which is why it is so important to change your gear lube every 100 hours. This way you can catch the issue and fix the leak.

Before the water in the gear lube destroys the lower unit.

Metal Contaminants on Gear Case Drain Screw Magnet

There should never be more than 3/4″ of metal particles on your lower magnetic gearbox drain screw magnet. When you are examining the magnet, mash any of the contaminants in your hands.

If it turns into a gray powder, you can completely ignore it. Otherwise, if you feel metal in the process, you should be concerned. A small amount of metal is almost always going to be on the magnet.

It’s just once the build up of metal becomes a massive amount that you will need to be concerned and begin the process to figure out what is going on with the lower unit.

Clanking Sounds

If you begin hearing steady clanking noises, it could be the pinion or gears. When a tooth is lost, it will turn into this annoying sound. And at the right RPM, will lodge between the gears and blow up the lower unit!

How Do You Put a Lower Unit in Neutral?

If you have removed the lower unit and bumped it, you might have to re-adjust for Neutral if the shift linkage isn’t lined up.

In most cases, you simply need to rotate the spline shaft to align the shifting again. Grab it with a set of pliers and rotate it until you feel it snap back into Neutral.

How to Change Your Lower Unit Oil

One of the most essential maintenance tasks for your outboard lower unit is to change the oil. Before beginning, you want to read the owner’s manual to get the appropriate weight and type of gear lube to use.

The gear lube should be changed every 100 hours or once per year.

Equipment you will need:

  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Oil drain pan
  • Cardboard to catch any drips
  • Lower unit oil pump
  • Quart of gear oil

Step #1: Position Motor

Put the outboard in a vertical position. The prop shaft should remain parallel to the ground. If the drain seals are in the back of the lower unit.

If they are on the bottom of the nose of the gearcase. Then you want to tilt the engine or lower unit up to make the drain screw the lowest position on the gear case.

Place cardboard under the motor on the ground. Place the oil pan underneath the prop.

Step #2: Remove the Drain Plug

Use your screwdriver to remove the drain plug. With some outboards, you might require an impact driver, which reduces the chance of stripping threads.

The lower unit plugs are magnetic, so you might see some metal shavings, which indicate wear. If you only see a few, there’s nothing to worry about, but an excessive amount should cause concern.

Step #3: Remove the Top Plug

By removing this plug, you vent the lower unit, ensuring that the oil drains faster. On some outboards, you might find two of these plugs, requiring that both should be removed.

Don’t remove this plug before you take out the bottom drain plug or there will be a substantial mess.

Step #4: Inspect the Oil and Plugs

What color should lower unit gear oil be? Your oil should never be milky, but instead, look dark. If you notice that it’s milky, you probably have water contamination caused by a leaky seal or debris.

Don’t simply change the oil, but fix the problem first. Otherwise, water will continue to seep into the oil, leading to a damaged gear box.

Also, take a look at the gaskets on the oil plugs. If they are worn or frayed, it’s time to replace them. If your gasket comes off of the plug, remaining behind in the hole, it’s time to replace the entire plug.

Step #5: Refill the Lower Unit

Thread the lower unit pump tip into the bottom plug hole. Keep the upper plugs out during this time.

Gently pump, so air doesn’t get into the gear case. When oil begins to trickle from the top vent hole, you know that the lower unit is full. Stop pumping.

Step #6: Insert Top Vent Plugs

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Thread your top vent plug or plugs back into place and wipe them down.

Step #7: Insert Bottom Drain Plug

When you remove the pump nozzle, you want to quickly put the bottom drain plug back in.

Snug this plug according to the owner’s manual. It will likely require a specific torque.

Wipe it down and check for leaks.

Tilt the motor up to look for any oil leaks from these plugs. If there is any spilled oil in your area, you need to clean it up. Also, make sure to dispose of the oil properly.

Outboard Lower Unit Rebuild Cost

If you have a bad outboard lower unit, you have several options. You can rebuild the unit or purchase a new one.

If you are mechanical, it would cost you far less money to rebuild the lower unit than to purchase a new one. However, this is going to require more of your time than simply making a purchase.

You have to evaluate which is going to be better in your situation. Look up the price of a new outboard lower unit and compare that to the price of the parts for a rebuild.

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