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Shift cable bellows leak?

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Shift cable bellows leak?

Postby Duke Free » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:47 am

shift cable bellows is completely shot. will it leak water in to boat or can boat be used as is? I assume out drive must be completely removed to replace the bellows??? thanks in advance. D.

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Re: Shift cable bellows leak?

Postby boardman74 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 pm

It will leak water into the boat. Out drive needs to be removed to replace the drive bellows, but I am not 100% sure if it does for the shift boot. Since the shift cable can be taken apart I am thinking it may be possible without removal. If not its a time consuming or expensive job.

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Re: Shift cable bellows leak?

Postby goodday » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:34 pm

You will need to remove out drive, the end of shift cable is clasped into out drive, have shaft bellows replaced to, u joints greased, engine aliment ckd, best to get a boat repair to replace,

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