how do I remove the lower unit on my 80 model 70 hp omc so I can replace the water pump, shift rod is my problem
Make (of engine): Johnson
Model (of engine): J70ELSA
got bolts removed but think shift rod is holding it, manual is vaugue, I had a 50 hp that was electrics shift and had no problem removing it, this is my first attempt at water pump replacement
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There is a shift coupler # XXXXX under the intake just below bottom carburetor. Remove screw # XXXXX and this will release the shift rod. Use a 1/4 dive swivel socket, long extension and a pair of mechanical fingers to loosen and remove the screw.
and then rod slids down and out? what about rubber grommets them seem to be in motor housing? they slide out along with shift rod or stay in housing? just wondering how much force I need to apply
The grommets will stay once you have the bolt out it can be a little aggravating to get down just pull harder you won't damage anything.
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