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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Kennesaw, Ga

    Default Water Impeller

    Has anyone replaced their Water Impeller on a Yamaha outboard, is it in the shaft or on the engine ? I don't have the manual. Is it something you can do yourself ?
    2012 Excursion X23C
    90hp Yamaha 4 stroke
    Duel Axle Trailer ready to go anywhere
    All pulled with Z71 4WD Silveradro
    Maritime Mobile KD4LZL
    Lake Allatoona, NW Ga.
    FSO USCG Auxiliary
    Vietnam 66 / 67

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Raystown Country, PA


    It's about a 4 to 5 on the difficulty scale. You have to figure out how to disconnect the shifting linkage on your model and then drop the lower unit off the engine. The pump is on the top of the lower unit. I recommend getting the rebuild kit on Yamaha and Mercury outboards, the plastic housings warp and don't seal well going back together. Go to the boats.net sight and look your model up on the parts lists. Look at the parts blow up for your lower and you can get a good idea of what is involved. When you put it back together slide the impeller down the shaft and on to the key, put a little grease or water with Dawn in to to lube it up. then slide the housing down to the impeller and turn the shaft clockwise as the housing slides down over the impeller. Make sure all the gaskets are down on the appropriate surface, the top one likes to get trapped between the housing and the base.

    Here is a link for the 2012 model.

    2006 Forester 19 Fish (new deck and carpet, Pontoonstuff interior, 2019)
    1996 Mercury 50 ELPT4S
    1983 Sea Nymph FM171 Striper (complete rebuild from hull up, 2014)
    1985 Johnson 70 J70ELCO

    Raystown Country, PA

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