How to remove kway reduction

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How to remove kway reduction

Postby Sweet water 13 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:58 am

Pulled my engine out of my boat after it locked up, and I'm trying to remove my kway reduction housing from engine to see if the reduction is locked up. I removed the six bolts from bell housing and was able to see shaft, but can't tell how it's attached, is there a secret to removing it? :dontknow: :louisiana:
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Re: How to remove kway reduction

Postby selphdanny » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:10 am

Did you pull the bolts out of the flywheel?

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Re: How to remove kway reduction

Postby Sweet water 13 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:45 pm

No, I did see a few bolts on the flywheel looking under the bell housing, I can get to them , but being I cannot rotate the engine r the reduction idk if I can reach the top ones from underneath. Is this the flex plate? Is this what connects the two together ?thx for the help :scratch:
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Re: How to remove kway reduction

Postby Dixiedog60 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:16 pm

Yes it connects them. you may have to pull your motor apart on the stand to the point you can rotate it or pull them as a unit remove the oil pan and take the rods loose from the crank. If the reduction unit is whats locked up I am not sure whats your best option ? See if you have and bearing materials in the oil of both units and that should be a tell on where you have a problem.
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Re: How to remove kway reduction

Postby bondsman » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:43 pm

You need a shot gun, ky jelly, a stick of dynomite ,one wrench,and a monkey in a hat. But not necessarily in that order.
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Re: How to remove kway reduction

Postby Sweet water 13 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:02 pm

Thx, I got it apart, I can see some homemade wrenches in my future. Gear reduction turns free, engine is locked up. On to an engine rebuilder :banghead:
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