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Old 06-21-2016, 04:01 PM
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vibration issue, 06 xstar

hey guys so got the fuel issue with the new pump squared away and i was running the boat lake testing the pump and got a vibration. took a couple pics and think the shaft brace right behind the prop is the issue. my question is do you guys know a part number or where i can get one and how hard is it to change? check out the pics below

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:17 PM
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That's the strut. What happened to the bearings?
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:19 PM
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im not sure lol... just noticed the vibration and checked it today while i was finishing the fuel pump repair. can i buy new bearings?
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:54 PM
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Strut looks bent to me, and is likely why you no longer have the insert. Take a shot straight on from the rear and you should be able to see for sure.

That running gear is pretty cramped to work on so I would recommend having it checked out by a reputable shop who has the time. This is busy season so time is precious!
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:14 PM
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Strut looks bent to me, and is likely why you no longer have the insert. Take a shot straight on from the rear and you should be able to see for sure.

That running gear is pretty cramped to work on so I would recommend having it checked out by a reputable shop who has the time. This is busy season so time is precious!
It looks like it has a slight bend in it, so likely before I got it (2 months ago) had an issue I didn't see... Anyone know where I can get a new one?
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:44 PM
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I have a brand new MC strut. That strut is not stock (it looks black in the picture) so all MC struts are brass..............never seen one like that. Attached is the picture of the brand new one I have. Contact me at: debbie@mastercraftaz.com With no bushings in there, it should be vibrating BAD. Very hard on your transmission too~
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:04 PM
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Look at the second pic, that strut is definitely bent and the cutlass bearing is gone! Gotta get that replaced. Check your shaft while your in there, it may be bent as well. Prop too.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:11 PM
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I have a brand new MC strut. That strut is not stock (it looks black in the picture) so all MC struts are brass..............never seen one like that. Attached is the picture of the brand new one I have. Contact me at: debbie@mastercraftaz.com With no bushings in there, it should be vibrating BAD. Very hard on your transmission too~
Picked up a new one at the mastercraft dealer, did a runout on the shaft and it's ok. Prop is good as it is new. I'm going to change it soon.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:46 PM
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Just wondering, what did you pay for your new strut at the dealership??
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:31 AM
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Just wondering, what did you pay for your new strut at the dealership??
New strut with bushing was 400
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