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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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We have a 2008 Maxum Mercruiser. It makes a screeching noise

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We have a 2008 Maxum Mercruiser. It makes a screeching noise when the motor is raised and lowered, but only when the motor is running. There is no screech when the motor is raised and lowered while the boat is not running.
Is there a simple fix for this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will be assisting you today.What you are describing sounds like failing U-Joints on the input shaft to the out drive. You will need to remove the drive and inspect the joints. These are just like the ones on a rear wheel drive car drive shaft. If you feel any roughens or there is allot of rust on them, have them replaced.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Your very welcome. To repair this, you would need a small press and a device to hold the drive upright while you work on it.

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