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help taking apart 10hp chris craft lower

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:18 pm
by jjkdrees
in the lower unit I've got the prop off and i'm down to the impellar housing, I dont know how to get the housing out. Does anyone know the trick im missing
thanks
Josh

Re: help taking apart 10hp chris craft lower

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:13 pm
by Dave Bernard
If the impeller is behind the prop then put the prop shaft in a vice and tap on the housing carefully. it should bring the shaft and guts out as an assembly. watch for shims. make sure the drain plug is out so it wont create a suction.

Re: help taking apart 10hp chris craft lower

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:58 am
by Jerry Ahrens
Before you do that, be sure to remove the retaining ring AND the impeller housing lock pin... The lock pin keeps the impeller housing from rotating while the motor is in operation. if you try to force the housing out without removing this little pin first (#269 in the diagram below), you end up breaking out the impeller housing.
Be careful, as Commander parts are hard to come by. http://www.chriscraftoutboards.com/commander_lower.html

Re: help taking apart 10hp chris craft lower

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm
by jjkdrees
thanks for the input, I did get it apart, just alot of crud in there. again thanks for the help