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OnlyInboards

Transmission issue (neighbor)

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OnlyInboards

Neighbor has an '05 23LSV Sunscape. Just heard from him that the boat will not go into gear and move. Engine starts fine. But when they had the boat on the lift and started the engine and put it into gear, the prop doesn't move and they heard grinding. .. no smells or burning. Prop is there, driveshaft is there, they didn't hit anything...

any ideas? the closest shop is like 3 hours away from here.

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Pistol Pete

I would at least check the shifter cable connections at both ends of the remote control.

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VinRLX

Did they put it into gear with the boat lifted? Maybe they burned the cutlass bearing?

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footnlongline

Was the trans disengage button out? BTW I wouldn't think that backing off a lift is a good idea JM2C

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OnlyInboards

He didn't back it off the lift, he just started it up breifly and put it into gear to see if there was prop rotation or not. Spoke to someone else who said the culprit is most likely the vdrive plate breaking. There was a ton of oil in below the vdrive. He said it was very common in '05's for that to happen.

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99response

Pretty easy to figure out...does the V-drive output spin at all? Also check the oil level in the V-drive. Make sure the tranny is going into and out of gear at the transmission.

If the V-drive spins and the shaft doesn't it could be something as simple as a shaft keyway.

I towed my boat down to the water this weekend, started right up, launched my brother with the boat, parked the truck and wondered why is wasn't coming to pick me up. The prop wasn't spinning when the boat went into and out of gear. First I checked teh shifter, then the transmission end, ended up at the vdrive where I noticed it was spinning and the shaft was not. Turns out the keyway in the shaft coupling had sheared off. Ruined our afternoon but thankfully was a 10 cent fix.

-Chris

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