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Old 06-23-2010, 07:43 PM
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what is the best tool to use to pull and replace the impeller thanks
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:48 PM
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search around, there are a million ways to do it. Soapy water, wd40, paint can opener, they make a puller for it.....
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:25 AM
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When I change mine I put dishwashing liquid (many people use WD-40) on the old impeller, pull the safety lanyard then bump the starter a couple of times and use two paint can openers to start to remove the impeller. Once I get the impeller out enough to grab it with plyers or vice grips I pull it out the rest of the way.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:11 AM
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Screwdriver, needle nose vise grips, paint can openers. Changed one when I was a kid with just a pocket knife.
If it's stuck, bump motor over between prying or un bolt the pump and rotate the pump back and forth. Grease the new one on the splines.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:17 AM
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Since I have a direct drive its easy for me to grab the impeller with 2 needle nose pliers, one on each side and work it out that way.

I try to keep from prying since previously it put a bunch of nicks in the impeller housing.

Is this a DD or V?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:39 AM
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I actually grabbed mine by the vane with a needle nose and slid it out. I used a good antisieze lube on the shaft before reinstalling. Will see how that works out next year since this will be at least an annual change out. To many smart people on here saying change it annually and it makes sense--so I will. Impeller is cheaper then an engine any day.

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Old 06-24-2010, 10:42 AM
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Lubricant and profanity.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:57 PM
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Lubricant and profanity

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Old 06-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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I use the same flat head screw driver that takes off the cover screws to remove the impellar.

It's been said before, but soap works great as a lube for installing the new one.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:52 PM
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I pull a lot of wire through conduit so I use the Ideal conduit lubricant to pull them and put them in...works great and will not harm anything

You can get a bottle of it on the electrical aisle at Home Depot. Also works well for getting feet into bindings.
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