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Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified
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How do I remove the lower unit from a 1988 suzuki dt85 outboard

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How do I remove the lower unit from a 1988 suzuki dt85 outboard
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Trying to replace water pump and cannot get the gear casing loose to access
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you.What all have you removed so far?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I removed 7 bolts and 2 nuts off of the foot, and cannot access gear shaft to release and come loose to replace water pump
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
You should be able to remove nut 3 and slide the shift rod over to disconnect the shift link. This will allow you to drop the lower unit off.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you that did work
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Your very welcome. If your happy with my service to you, please select a positive rating for me.