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Dcrank44

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2005 etec 225ho
Model E225DHLSOC
Serial 05114354
Boat is new to me, didnt notice this until after the 1st time on water.I think the bottom splines are worn and transfering all the play to the upper mounts. I have also read the nut can come loose on the bottom of the spindle but i dont see how to access it to check.Can someone tell me if its the splines or the mount or nut is loose? Also boat handles ok except when u let off throttle abruptly it kicks rear end sideways a little. Is it still safe to drive?

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If you have hydraulic steering, it could be air in the system.
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I wish i could get video to load...the hydraulic steering has very minimal play. Most of the play appears to be the upper mounts but i can see some movement at the lower portion of the splines.
It looks like part # 20 is slipping and or loose inside part # 13

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I was able to put the video on YouTube please check it out for clarification

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At first glance, it looks like you may have a failed upper motor mount. Time to take the lower motor covers off and inspect.
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Last night Using a screw driver and a hammer i was able to get maybe 1 full turn on the nut that the shift rod runs down through at the bottom of the steering arm that is located in front of the bottom motor mounts...this helped some and i noticed the gap between part 13 and 1 went from 1/4 to 1/8".
How much of a gap should you see in that area and is there an easier way to access this nut?
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++ to Olypopper. The lower section seem firm and moves with engine, whilst the upper seem very soft.
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I also think the uppers are soft but due to the fact the splines are loose at the bottom so the top has been taking all the torque.
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As has been mentioned check that the bolts from the top mounts are ok. They eere assembled without any form of corrosion protection and can corrode and break. Been several cases seen here.
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Pulled the bolts last night and they both look to be in good shape no corrosion or wear at all.
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E250DHLSOC model number not on Evinrudes listing. Used E250DPLSOC. Nut 14 is loose.

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nordman,
believe the RP has already tried to tighten the steering shaft bottom nut but with the wrong equipment, screwdriver chisel and hammer.

He needs the full service manual with all dissassemble and reassemble instructions.  Guess he doesn't know the nut is one time use and throw away.  150 lbs ft of torque>does that fall in range of screwdriver chisel and hammer?

Can get the manual and all parts at our site sponsor, BBs at the top of the page and talk with his parts counter helper, she's great on parts.


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Steelhead, I missed the sentence shown in quote.

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Dcrank44, You need to remove gearbox, then undo the top and bottom shocks, 2 bolts top, 4 bolts bottom (New 4 x bolts needed for bottom, reuse top bolts). Then lift the engine of the steering/swivel bracket for access to nut.

As Steelhead mentioned, new nut required as well as torque wrench capable of 150 lbs ft. this is a huge torque and takes some elbowed grease.

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Thanks for the reply everyone. I plan on purchasing a manual just havent got around to it yet. Doesnt sound like too bad of a job will probably do water pump as well while lower unit is off.
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