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    James Tapscott

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    #191092

    I have a Johnson 5.5 hp, CD-14, ser.#1577674 that was run with a dry lower unit. I’ve stripped the lower unit and found the pinion gear and/or shock absorber are frozen (rusted). I’m currently soaking it in Evapo-Rust but it still won’t turn. Would appreciate any advice on how to un-freeze it. Also, does the shock absorber drop down and out the bottom with the pinion gear, or does it pull up and away from the pinion gear?

    Thanks for your help.

    Jimmy T.

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    labrador-guy

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    #191101

    Those shock absorbers can be a real pain! They will only come out through the top. The water pump holds a plate under it that has a gasket and it is usually stuck on pretty good. You probably know that the power head must come off to get at the water pump. Good winter project ’cause it is a major tear down. Not a bad job once you do one! As for the rust, you will have a lot of cleaning to do and that should take care of alot of the rust. On these motors the brass bushings hold up better that bearings when it comes to water in the gear case. Take some pictures, lower seal on the engine is important to get back in right.

    dale

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    tried posting 3 utubes …….POOF 🙁

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    Sorry, i was not posting the video per say…… just the link info

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    Nothing is being edited out of your posts.

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    James Tapscott

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    #191216

    Thank you Crosbyman! Video is a big help. I have the water pump and drive shaft out, but the sock absorber won’t budge, or turn. Rusted I guess. So its still soaking in Evapo-Rust. I’ll try to grab the shock absorber with pliers, but if it won’t come out, how can I get the pinion gear off the bottom end? If I could get the pinion gear off, then I could try to drive the shock absorber off from underneath with a wood stick (so I don’t damage the absorber). Any other ideas much appreciated.

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    James Tapscott

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    #191217

    Thank you Labrador-guy. I already pulled the power head, drive shaft and pump housing. So I’m looking at the top of the shock absorber, which is still soaking in Evapo-Rust. If you have any advice on how to get the pinion gear off the bottom of the shock absorber, then maybe I could drive the shock absorber out from underneath with a wood dowel. Any advice much appreciated.

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    #191219

    James the pinion gear pulls straight out, once the gears are out of the way. Try a couple screw drivers on each side. The shock absorber should tap out with a punch. Sounds like the rust is making things move harder than they should. Usually these parts fall right out.

    dale

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    James Tapscott

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    #191221

    Thanks Dale. Was just working on it and I got it to turn! Big screwdriver down the middle of the shock absorber with a wrench on it. Its turning pretty well now, but I can’t get either the pinion gear or the shock absorber to pull out. So back in the evapo rust to soak for another day. At least I now know I have a salvageable lower unit, so I’ll order all the gaskets, impeller etc.

    Thanks again.

    Jim

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    crosbyman

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    #191230

    patience brings joy… let it soak 🙂 5.5 cd is a great little kicker and back-up ….. purrs all day

    I sold one I refurbished & converted to pump to a fellow next door to my cottage

    he still talks to me 🙂 and runs that 5.5 on his fishing trips

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    crosbyman

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    #191233

    see pic with a round Briggs pump mounted on the back cross bar.

    5.5-Hp-Dec-2013-016

    5.5-Hp-Dec-2013-013

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