alignment issues

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by clark, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. clark
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    clark New Member

    Hi, I recently installed a pre alpha sterndrive and motor in my 1989 Sunbird cuddy 188. I am having trouble getting the drive shaft to go in all the way. It goes in about an inch then stops. I have raised the motor up and down with my hoist, but still no go. I have tried everything, and have run out of ideas. I am a licensed automotive technician, and can usually figure out most problems, but this one has got me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Welcome to the Forum Clark.

    I don't have any bright suggestions for you, but I am sure that other folk on here will.
    In the meantime do you have any photos that you could post of the set-up?
    The photos might help potential contributors a bit to understand what is going on.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That means the rear mounts are collapsed. You need to change the mounts that are on the flywheel cover.
     
  4. clark
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    clark New Member

    They do look bad, and i noticed that one of the metal sleeves in the center is down lower than the other, so i am ordering new ones along with new fibre washers, crossing my fingers as this is giving me fits. Thanks for your input, it is greatly appreciated
     

  5. clark
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    clark New Member

    I will give it a try. Thanks for the welcome, as this is such a difficult time for all
     
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