View Full Version : OMC rattling grinding noise

Daniel Amen
05-01-2006, 03:17 PM
"I have a 1987 17' Galaxie. Recently I was on the lake while cruising @ 10mph I heard and felt two thuds, and left me with my motor running and the boat not going (no longer) into gear. While investegating I could hear a slight rattle comming from the top portion of the outdrive. I shut it down and now I seek advise. ??

I have a feeling some gears are gone or something bad (expensive) has happend. Can anyone recommend any pre investigation I can preform and or any general ideas before I burn a hole in my wallet?"

05-01-2006, 11:38 PM
"feel like hitting a log? oops, you need a gearset.
open the lower , and inspect clutch dog and gears."

05-10-2006, 07:26 AM
First pull the lower drain plug and see what comes out. Grey fluid with metal flakes is very bad.