View Full Version : Master Craft Stars and Stripes 1983

07-05-2011, 08:28 AM
Hi , Can anybody help? I have 1983 Mastercraft and I believe the Trans is slipping. It gets up to 1500 rpm's and all you hear is engine roaring and boat going nowhere! Is this a simple fix w/ clutch plates or pump? It also wants to go forward when in neutral idling. Help ?

07-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Thomas, welcome to the board! Hopefully someone with some experience with these will chime in. I'll give you some place to start. Have you checked to fluid and if so how does it look?

07-05-2011, 09:23 PM
After you check your fluid and level, make sure your cooler isn't fouled. This could restrict the fluid flow. I assume that you have removed the floor panel so you can see if anything is turning in the hull of the boat?

07-06-2011, 12:14 PM
Your trans is in need of a rebuild. You can buy the parts online from www.skidim.com. They also offer a repair manual. If you don't feel like doing it yourself get an estimate from a shop. Another option is to remove it yourself and ship it to a shop that specializes in these transmissions.