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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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1st day on water 1996 Maxum 2700 scr ,7.4 mercruiser with

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1st day on water 1996 Maxum 2700 scr ,7.4 mercruiser with bravo 3 .when out drive is in up limit position and parked water is pouring in when out drive is lowered then it is dripping in
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

This is a torn u-joint bellows #9 or a torn shift bellows. The bellows will tear with age when you tilt the drive up it opens the tear up allowing water in the bellows then in through the transom assembly just above the drive shaft or in around the shift cable.

U-joint bellows # *****

Shift cable bellows # *****

When you tilt the drive down the bellows tear closes slowing the water from coming in.. In both cases the drive has to be removed to replace the bellows.

Post back with questions. Thank you....Tan

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