Lower gear case Cobra outdrive
Propeller shaft with greater than .002 run out will soon be broken seal with oil leaking out at high rpm levels.
shaft run out should be checked before shaft is removed from unit.
Drive-shaft bearing play from side to side can
be measured at this time.
Pinion gears with broken shafts or pinion nuts are best removed by drilling one 13/64
inch hole to aid in removing dowel pin from the clutch dog.
If you can remove the spring, and push out the dowel
pin the drive shaft will pull out easy.