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Old 09-05-2010, 04:17 PM
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Red face Xstar transmission or propellor

My friend was out this weekend with me and his 2005 Xstar stopped running in the middle of an airchair run. When I got to his boat it was running but would not go into gear. forward or reverse. I check the cable at the v drive and it was shifting properly when you moved the throttle.

I towed him in and when it was on the trailer I looked at the prop and turned it a few times. it looks fine and the prop turns with the shaft by hand while in nuetral. I do not see any problem at that end?

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Old 09-05-2010, 04:41 PM
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Check the nut at the coupling side of the shaft. It might of just come loose. Have some one turn the prop shaft and see if it slips.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:56 PM
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Here is the nut I was referring to. It may appear to be tight but if the coupling turns and the shaft is loose the shaft can spin. Picture is from Maristar Mans thread. Thanks MM
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:31 PM
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Thanks for the great advice and picture, I will be out to the boat tomorrow and try putting a wrench on it and see if it is tight..
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:24 AM
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Also you might check out this thread? I never seen this before.

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=37781
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:40 PM
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I checked the bolt on the coupler and it was tight, everything seems to be tight and working but I cannot get the boat into gear. when I turn the prop with my hand it turns the coupler at the v drive and everything turns together freely.
Any ideas how to test the v drive or what could be causing it not to engage in gear?

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:54 PM
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We went to the boat today and tried running it putting it in drive and reverse with the perfect pass on and off, the prop does not move.. Indmar suggested it might be the drive plates in the Vdrive, has anyone had that problem , does this sound like it and any idea how much that will cost to repair?
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:59 PM
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I assume your fluid is full and clean, not milky?
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:30 PM
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Yes, I checked the oil , it was full , clean and no smell or milky residue...
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:20 AM
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OK so we tried everything we could and finally called Indmar, it is bad Drive Plates... This is ridiculous at 300 hours and they want $300 for the parts and $1300 for labor (they have to pull the engine). Has anyone experienced this? And does it sound right , 13 hours of labor to pull the engine and replace the drive plates? I am getting realy dissapointed in the quality of the X star.
Reworking a transmission at 300 hours sounds crazy.
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