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BAnd05

Water Pump Impeller removal 05 WRF450

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Hey all,

 

I've read a lot about needeing to rmove the case to get the impeller out, but also that it can be done with a  wrench while holding the kick starter in place. Anybody here actually got that to work? Not sure which direction to turn?

 

Total Newb when it comes to repairs here!

 

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Just did mine last weekend when I put on the Boyesen pump on. 2006 model

Take a ratchet and turn the blades lefty-loosy. As you turn you'll hear the engine spin and notice when it's on compression (gets harder) I put it just to that point and hit the ratchet with a rubber hammer. After hitting and going back to compression a few times and doing over, it broke loose.

I did the same thing to tighten it. All reality I think my dewalt 20v impact would have worked too (I was being lazy as it was inside and I didn't want to go get it)

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Then there was the guy who broke the drive tang off the impeller shaft because he took a short-cut by leaving the crankcase cover on...:excuseme:

 

He found the extra $30 expense to be somewhat annoying.

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Thanks for the advice, rah7777777 and grayracer513. I went ahead and ordered a new cover gasket so I will remove the cover after all. I also have an experienced neighbor riding shotgun, so I should be OK after all.

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I didn't even know there was a need to take a cover off. I didn't read any instructions, just dove in. Glad I didn't mess anything up.

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