7.5HP Merc

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by catman872, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    I am having a prob, my prop spins when its in gear and its lose. When i tried to take it off to see if it was just spun, the bolt turns too and it wont unscrew. I hope this doesnt mean the lower unit is screwed please help?

    btw its a 78 or 79 merc
     
  2. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Trace your shift linkage and be sure it's going in gear.
     

  3. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    Its going into gear. I can wiggle the prop in and out all around,its atleast spun for sure. Just not sure what to do since when i try to take it off, the bolt in the centers spins too
     
  4. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    Ok i got the prop off and there is cut up rubber everywhere on the "hub"
     
  5. miichael

    miichael New Member

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    sounds like you hit something with prop and its spun on the hub. Prob have to get a new hub and/or prop
     
  6. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    If the hub has been completely shelled and the inside is still froze to the prop shaft I recommend that you take it to a shop to remove it because the tools to do that with will cost more then the shop will charge.
     
  7. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    roger that. Thanks for the input guys