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Changing impeller on small outboard

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Hey guys my impeller in my merc seems to be done, when running the motor im not getting any water spitting out. I have a couple of questions is it possible that the hose may be clogged up with sand or a small pebble or something? The motor is 3 years old, i have no experience working on outboards but consider myself to be pretty handy. Ive watched a couple of videos on how to do it but they dont show the steps involved really. Just wondering if anyone on here has ever done it and could give me a bit of a run down on the steps and procedure. It would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Run some weedeater line through the tell take first. They clog often. My honda 50 has such a small telltale that I have to clean it every couple of trips. It's worth a shot!

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The tell take being the vent? That sucks the water through the motor? Sorry my terminology is weak.

 

Edit sorry i misread your reply, thanks for the tip

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Yeah, check the pick up on the foot of the motor, and also run some weed whacker line up the pee hole. More than likely its just plugged with something.

 

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Give the pee hole a cleaning first. 3 years on a merc impellor getting there anyway there pretty easy to change

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Big Cliff did mine when he was apprenticing...good practice...LOL

Edited by Beans

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I did my first impeller with help from Youtube. I wasn't too tough. The trickiest part was getting the linkage back together properly so it would shift normally.

 

If reaming out your pee hole doesn't work, I'd say give it a shot. You can always bring it to a pro if you get buggered up.

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