How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask timoto Your Own Question
timoto, Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1457
Experience:  40+ years experience, Honda silver level tech., Honda power equipment tech
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
timoto is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do you remove trash from pump?

Customer Question

How do you remove trash from pump?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How to remove trash from the pump of a Jet
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

have you done the flush, hooking the hose under the hood

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This older model doesn't have place to hook up the hose.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


OK, I will opt-out

not sure then on yours

sorry I could not help you

Expert:  timoto replied 1 year ago.

You need to visually inspect both ends of the pump by shining a flashlight into both the outlet and the inlet. The noise may be from rocks or other debris that got sucked into the intake. In that case you will have to remove the pump to clean it out. This involves unbolting the ride plate and intake grate from the bottom of the hull/pump, disconnecting the cooling and siphon hoses, disconnecting the steering and trim cable if applicable, removing the reverse bucket and unbolting the four bolts that hold the pump to the hull. When this is done you will need to use a sharp knife to cut the silicone that seals the front of the pump intake area to the hull. The pump will then come straight out the back and will slide off the end of the driveshaft.

If there is no sign of any debris in the pump and you are certain the noise is coming from the pump then the pump will need to be rebuilt as the bearings are worn out. This is fairly involved and requires one special tool so you may want to have a shop do that part of the repair.

Please leave a positive rating so that I can get credit for assisting you. After rating you can add a reply at any time in the event you need more help with this.