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Barrel nut on shift linkage siezed

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Tystix, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:56 AM.

  1. Tystix

    Tystix Senior Refuge Member

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    Tried to drop my lower unit on my 9.9 Yamaha and I couldn't get the barrel nut on the shift linkage to move. I could get the lower lock nut to spin but not the barrel nut. Just felt like it was going to shear off if I tried any harder. Sprayed with some teflon gel lubricant hoping it's just rust.
    Any other thoughts?
     
  2. 30# MERGANSER

    30# MERGANSER Senior Refuge Member

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    Heat; use a propane torch to heat it up that should do the trick
     
  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    If heat doesn't work, use heat and ice. Heat both bolt(male) and nut (female) to expand both. Then hit the bolt/male with ice to contract it. Also soak with transmission fluid a few times and let sit overnight, then do the process above.
     
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  4. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    KROIL is your best friend.
     
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