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OMC electric shift swivel housing *Outdrive repair help

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
  • Exploded View sterndrive drawings

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.

M Remove gasket material
M Remove gasket material

Remove-gasket-material.

 

N Sandblast or wire brush all oil seal areas and gasket surface
N Sandblast or wire brush all oil seal areas and gasket surface

Sandblast-or-wire-brush-all-oil-seal-areas-and gasket-surface

O Drive shaft scoring in old seal area
O Drive shaft scoring in old seal area

Drive-shaft scoring in old seal area will require new seals to be installed offset by 1/8 inch. seal can be placed up or down from original position

P Loctite 680 will be required to hold seal in housing
P Loctite 680 will be required to hold seal in housing

Loctite 680 will be required to hold seal in housing

Q 87620 GLM aftermarket seal kit OEM 981797
Q 87620 GLM aftermarket seal kit OEM 981797

87620 GLM Marine aftermarket seal kit OEM 981797

R Apply 680 Loctite to retainer seal area
R Apply 680 Loctite to retainer seal area

Apply 680 Loctite to retainer seal area

R2 Apply 680 Loctite to each seal to be installed
R2 Apply 680 Loctite to each seal to be installed

Apply 680 Loctite to each seal to be installed in swivel housing

S Install the 1st seal face down or spring area down
S Install the 1st seal face down or spring area down

Install the 1st seal face down or spring area down

Installed offset seal
Installed offset seal

Insert-2nd seal with Loctite facing up or back to back

U Install 2nd seal 1-8 inch offset from retainer area
U Install 2nd seal 1-8 inch offset from retainer area

Install 2nd seal 1/8 inch offset from retainer area with loctite holding half of seal. Note loctite holds over 1200 lbs per square inch with less than .010 gap in materials.

Installed offset seal
Installed offset seal

Installed offset oil seal 1/8 inch from casting material