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kycat2007
03-31-2007, 01:52 PM
I searched and saw lots of post about the direct drive but this maristar impeller is not wanting to come out and it is extremely hard to get to. It is 1997 200 VRS with corvette engine. Any help on getting it out?

kycat2007
03-31-2007, 02:14 PM
I read Leroys and Bigmacs post on how this is a bear. i will have to try to figure it out.

bigmac
03-31-2007, 02:28 PM
I read Leroys and Bigmacs post on how this is a bear. i will have to try to figure it out.If you have the clearance to get an impeller puller (http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JAB50070-0040) in there, that's the ticket, I'm convinced.

http://www.skidim.com/images/41203.jpg

kycat2007
03-31-2007, 02:55 PM
Mac I dont think it is there. I mean the room.

1boarder
03-31-2007, 03:40 PM
I have a pair of needle nose pliers that are about a foot long and turn 90 degrees on the end. I use the pliers to grab the impeller and then get a screwdriver and pry the bottom of the needle nose pliers out while I hold the top of the pliers. I got them at NAPA after I struggled to get to the impeller on my X1 for hours and managed to get the impeller out instantly with this tecnique. The pliers were alot cheaper than a puller and require alot less clearance.

bigmac
03-31-2007, 04:21 PM
Mac I dont think it is there. I mean the room.
I've always been able to get the impeller out by applying a pair of needle nose vise grips like so, and reaching over the @#$%& silencer to get the leverage to pull straight back, but I can see that that would be harder if there were any corrosion causing the impeller to bind on the shaft.

I was thinking of welding a nut or something to the vise grips and adding a thumb screw with ears. The bolt-with-earswould be directly in line with the shaft and turning it would pull the clamped impeller straight back, pushing against the shaft.

http://mccollister.info/rwpumpvisebolt.jpg

kycat2007
03-31-2007, 06:09 PM
I am going to try the 90 degrees pliers I have to borrow them from neighbor.

planoboy
03-31-2007, 08:55 PM
If you have the clearance to get an impeller puller (http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JAB50070-0040) in there, that's the ticket, I'm convinced.

http://www.skidim.com/images/41203.jpg

I use the impeller puller w/o the T threaded handle. Spray some lube, lock on between impeller blades, then twist and shout, pull it out by hand.
Regards, '94 225 VRS

vegashomeexpert
03-31-2007, 09:50 PM
The impellor puller tool is second only to 303 on my miracle product list.

Chief
03-31-2007, 11:08 PM
Paint can openers work pretty well.