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tlatoani
05-23-2010, 11:48 PM
Hi All,
Today we were cruising somewhere around 10-15mph. When we tried to speed up the engine revved up but the boat slowed to a stop and now will not go. The throttle seems to be working fine. Is there a pin we could have sheered? Or is this likely something more serious?

(third trip out this year...each of the first two required a new tire. Then this!)

thanks!

kaneboats
05-24-2010, 09:00 AM
I'd be looking at your shift cable.

Jeff W
05-24-2010, 11:51 AM
My buddy had this exact same thing happen this spring. It was a sheer pin near the coupling for his v-drive. Took him about 20 minutes to change it out - working great since.

Good luck.

JesseC
05-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Do you hear the transmission "clunk" into forward and reverse when trying to engage the prop?

tlatoani
05-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Now that you mention it, I don't think I was hearing it shift into gear. That sounds like a linkage cable eh?

JesseC
05-24-2010, 01:15 PM
Possibly. Could you get it running on a fake a lake or something. Try putting it into gear and see if any thing happens. You DO NOT want to turn the prop long or at a great speed out of the water since the strut bearings use the water as a lube; in gear at idle will be fine. Running it for a few seconds to check the clunk and prop turning shouldn't hurt a thing. Also check you trans fluid with the boat running and in Neutral, may just be low fluid or a cable that has come loose.

tlatoani
05-24-2010, 01:24 PM
Will have to go buy a plunger and make a fake a lake to try it :P

thanks for the advice. Will post an update when I get it.

tlatoani
05-24-2010, 06:01 PM
minor update:
The cable to the transmission seems to be in place and working fine. It moves the lever (is that right?) on the transmission, both in F and R. Have not been able to start it yet.

I noticed some bolts just after the v-drive are a bit loose. I don't know what the part is-it is right under the vdrive. The nuts are on, but i can turn the whole nut/bolt by hand. They wiggle a bit. Is that normal? Would pics help?

Also, getting a bit of a leak around the shaft. Was going to try repacking it soon.

tlatoani
05-26-2010, 10:58 PM
started it up. Transmission is NOT shifting. Tried shifting it by hand on the tranny and nothing happens. Got a service appointment scheduled.

thanks all

JesseC
05-27-2010, 09:40 AM
Bummer. Please keep us updated on what you find out. I have never had this issue or heard of anyone else posting this type of issue. If you could post the fix they give you, it will definately help someone out in the future!!!

kaneboats
05-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Sometimes you have to take one for the team. :) Please share.

MartinCaron
05-30-2010, 06:44 AM
I noticed some bolts just after the v-drive are a bit loose. I don't know what the part is-it is right under the vdrive. The nuts are on, but i can turn the whole nut/bolt by hand. They wiggle a bit. Is that normal? Would pics help?


I also noticed those same bolts just after the v-drive are a bit loose.
Is it Normal ?

MartinCaron
05-31-2010, 11:11 AM
I got an answer from the mastercraft teamtalk forum. This is everything but normal. I'll tighten all those nuts today. 25 to 30 lbs of tork on each nut.

tlatoani
06-02-2010, 03:00 PM
The dealer tells me that the damper plate that connects to the flywheel has broken apart. Does that make sense? Near 1k to replace that and repack the shaft seal.

maxpower220
06-02-2010, 05:27 PM
The dealer tells me that the damper plate that connects to the flywheel has broken apart. Does that make sense? Near 1k to replace that and repack the shaft seal.

Yes and no. The damper plate connects your crankshaft to the transmission torque converter (just like a car). It also has teeth on the edge where the starter engages to start your engine. Breaking one is EXTREMELY rare. Breaking one at a point where the transmission no longer works, but the starter work is, IMO, highly unlikely but possible. Due to engine placement, it will require an engine pull and a fairly high expense. The only reasonable explanation would be a structural problem with that part from the factory.

Obviously, there is something wrong with the transmission or a transfer part. I might get a second opinion or at least a guarantee that there will be no charge if they are wrong about that part.

tlatoani
06-03-2010, 10:02 AM
What is the normal policy if a fix does not work? I still pay?