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Oct 07, You can now remove the nut the rest of the way, remove the key way and coupling. Now remove the prop and you can proceed to remove the strut. Remove the bolts on the strut; hit it with a dead blow hammer from the side to remove form the hull. You can now remove both the shaft and strut.
The slide hammer design A.R.E. Shaft/Strut Bearing Puller makes quick work of removing single-taper and double-taper drive shafts. It is constructed of chrome-plated steel and features a pound slide hammer. The A.R.E.
Shaft Puller/Strut Bearing Puller also removes and installs strut bearings quickly and easily without removing the strut. Apr 27, Video on how to remove the prop from your v-drive boat.
Not saying this is the"right" way to do it, just the way I got the job done. Hopefully this will hel. Apr 25, Short video on removing the bushings from the strut. Not saying the way I did it was the"right" way.
Then i discovered the side engine mounts were loose!!!!
Thanks to anybody that has ever helped me work on my bo. Jan 09, Hence the strut-pro tool. But I too fear some of the possible failures mentioned with that tool. The question I guess is"do I fear the strut-pro tool more than I fear popping the coupler off the shaft and later having to heat it to put it back on (underneath the transmission/v-drive).
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OEM Replacement strut bushings, if the shaft can move inside the strut, the bushings are worn or damaged and the bushings need to be replaced. Running a boat with damaged strut bushings can lead to other issues like a damaged shaft, v-drive or transmission seals from vibration.
Bushings are sold individually and each strut has two of the same bushing. One bushing in the front, one in the back. Dec 27, Looking for help on my top strut mount bushing.
I would like to remove the bushing (green arrow), clean, lubricate and re-torque. What is the correct tool size and type to hold in place the strut shaft from spinning (orange arrow) while turning the nut (blue arrow).
May 27, You could CAREfully grind/weaken it in several places and then implode it or peel it out by driving a small point or flat blade screw driver between the strut barrel and the bushing. You may even be able to drive it out with a correctly sized drift or socket and extension if it's weakened enough.
I've done similar type extractions this way on old Dominator pump bowl bushings with original coated steel bushings.