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Squeak/squeal when coming to a stop or putting into reverse 2018 23lsv


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Markkissner

Under power everything is normal but if I pull power all the way back, right before everything stops spinning, I get a squeaking noise that if I had to guess sounds like the babbitt style bearing that the prop shaft passes through. If I shift from neutral to reverse I get it as well. It's not a grinding sound, but more a higher pitch squeal. Even under low power, (6-10 mph) I don't get it, just at basically no power but in gear. Any suggestion on what it might be or how to remedy?

 

Thanks!

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hawaiianstyln

don't' mean to sound like an arse, but have you owned an inboard before?  I have to ask, because these transmissions/Vdrives will produce high pitch "squeak" noise when in gear fwd or definitely when reversing.  if it is indeed a high pitch abnormal sounds that is not from the transmission, could be belt squelch (belt is either dirty/old) which can produce a high pitch noise you would hear at those speeds in reverse or forward.

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Markkissner

This is my second and I've never heard this type of noise, and this one didn't make the noise when I first bought it. The noise also seems to be getting more pronounced. I will take a video next time I'm out so that other's can hear it and hopefully identify the source. If it is from the V-drive or tranny then I'm sure something will fail as a result. It seems to emanate from the rear/underside, so I do think it's the shaft bearing/support.

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Sounds like shaft alignment.  If you have dinged a prop .. even a little, the shaft could be rubbing the brass and will make that sound and only during low rpms (like less than idle .. during those start/stop transitions).  Typically it will wear off but worth getting the alignment checked.

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