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Stringer lower gearcase electric shift swivel housing repair

  • Outdrive repair help on 8 or 10 bolt swivel housings
  • 8 Bolt housing years 1967-1971
  • 10 bolt housing years 1972-1977
  • Swivel housing separated from out-drive
  • Oil seals removed and inserted with 1/8 inch offset with Loctite 680
  • Electric shift step by step pictures of outdrive repair
  • Page 1 sterndrive parts drawing

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By author Trish Dougherty

A-Electric shift repairs require the 8 or10 bolt swivel housings
A-Electric shift repairs require the 8 or10 bolt swivel housings

Electric shift repairs require the 8 or10 bolt swivel housings be removed. Picture shows 8 bolt housing. Years 1967-1971 high profile exhaust housing are not interchangeable with later year 10 bolt housings.

B Sandblasted outdrive with 10 bolt housing
B Sandblasted outdrive with 10 bolt housing

Sandblasted outdrive with 10 bolt housing years 1972-1977 with 3 bolts at the back, 2 at the front on each side.

C This picture shows 10 bolt housing with bolts remove
This picture shows 10 bolt housing with bolts remove

This picture shows 10 bolt housing with bolts remove

D Swivel housings can be separated from out-drive case by inserting item into tube seal area
D Swivel housings can be separated from out-drive case by inserting item into tube seal area

Swivel housings can be separated from outdrive case by inserting item into tube seal area and lifting upward.

E Shift wires rubber protective tube will slide to the side to access connectors
E Shift wires rubber protective tube will slide to the side to access connectors

Shift wires rubber protective tube, will slide to the side on wires to access connector terminals.

F Undue both the connectors
F Undue both the connectors

Undue both the connectors

G Slide rubber tubing off wire to reuse later
G Slide rubber tubing off wire to reuse later

Slide rubber tubing off wire to reuse later

H Forward coil wire does not have to be removed
H Forward coil wire does not have to be removed

Forward coil wire does not have to be removed unless taking out forward coil or forward tapper bearing

I Surface area should be cleaned holes re-tapped 1-4 inch
I Surface area should be cleaned holes re-tapped 1-4 inch

Surface area should be cleaned holes re-tapped 1/4 inch 20 national coarse thread.

J Remove two small oil seals with screw driver
J Remove two small oil seals with screw driver

Remove two small oil seals with screw driver

Remove top seal insert screw drive and pry off

Remove top seal insert screw drive and pry off

Remove top seal insert screw drive and pry off.

Remove oil seal middle of swivel housing through small opening
Remove oil seal middle of swivel housing through small opening

Remove oil seal middle of swivel housing through small opening.