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tomq59
10-04-2007, 11:46 AM
I am having problems removing my impeller. Is there an easy way to remove a tight fitting impeller?

Willski
10-04-2007, 11:48 AM
Is it sticking on the shaft, or the fins. Mine usually sticks on the shaft. You can try some WD-40.

captain planet
10-04-2007, 11:50 AM
Get a pair of needle-nose pliers and pull it out.

BrianM
10-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Squeeze a little soap or binding lube in there. Pull the shutoff lanyard and hit the starter a couple of times about 2 seconds each. Then take two paint can openers (the free ones from the local big box) slide one on each side hook them behind and pull. should slide right out.

lawless1
10-04-2007, 12:13 PM
I ran into the same issue and dish soap worked very well.

Leroy
10-04-2007, 12:40 PM
You can get an impeller puller. I found two pliers, pulling on the fins on opposite sides works for me.

dsoby
10-04-2007, 12:54 PM
Ditto what Brian does. The easiest way that I have found. Lowe's or Home Depot will give you the paint can openers.

kjohnson
10-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Discount Inboard Marine sells a device called an impeller puller. It is worth the $35 or so that is costs.

ttu
10-04-2007, 01:14 PM
Discount Inboard Marine sells a device called an impeller puller. It is worth the $35 or so that is costs.

that is where i got mine. it is "almost" a must on a vdrive.

mark g
10-04-2007, 01:54 PM
just done mine, impeller wouldn't come out while in the boat so i had to take the pump off the boat, soon as it was on the bench the impeller came right out no problem, i couldn't get a proper grip on it while it was on the boat, as said before long nose pliers give it a spray with some lube and a bit of movement with the pliers she should come right out.

ride
10-04-2007, 03:37 PM
Get a pair of needle-nose pliers and pull it out.
Along these lines, I use needle-nose vise grips. Definitly a plus for both grip and ability to wiggle it out.
On my direct drive, my impeller tends to bind on the shaft since my pylon inhibits access to the starboard 1/2 of the pump body for a straight pull. If you run into this, I just remove my lanyard and tap my ignition a fraction of a sec. to rotate the impeller 180 degrees. A quick regrip with the pliers with a pull and it comes right out. GL

phecksel
10-04-2007, 09:25 PM
I just used needle nose and pulled slightly on each vane, then bumped the engine, then pulled on each vane... after 4 or 5 bumps, it came right out.

tomq59
10-04-2007, 09:31 PM
Thanks for all the great advice. I used some dish soap and some long needle nose pliers and was able to get it out.

TQ;)

SDAhockey21
10-04-2007, 09:47 PM
Another thing that works, is a pair of paint can openers, if your impeller is shot, often times your fins will break right off. With the paint openers you can get behind the impeller, and it should come right out. Best way IMO.

Jesus_Freak
10-05-2007, 01:34 AM
Squeeze a little soap or binding lube in there. Pull the shutoff lanyard and hit the starter a couple of times about 2 seconds each. Then take two paint can openers (the free ones from the local big box) slide one on each side hook them behind and pull. should slide right out.

Was having trouble with mine, called ETS on the phone, and he told me the same thing above. It works :cheap, fast, and easy.