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The lower has to be removed to replace the water pump. First disconnect the shift rod.The shift rod is disconnected at the coupler #98 by removing screw # XXXXX from the port side of the engine. The coupler is located just under the bottom carburetor.Then the bolts # XXXXX to remove the lower unit 2 on each side of the lower unit and one bolt # XXXXX over the prop and one # XXXXX under the trim tab. Then remove lower unit, remove the water pump cover # XXXXX then replace all the components that come in the water pump kit. p/n(NNN) NNN-NNNNkit.