View Full Version : 1985 Johnson 120hp V4 water pump replacement

05-19-2003, 11:07 PM
" I'm having problems getting lower unit off.
Not much water coming out of my motor tell-tale so I figure I must look at and rebuild the water pump, impeller, filter, etc.
I have the manuals and have followed removal instructions to a T (but I have not removed the 2 side ummm panels).
Now that the 3 bolts on the bottom side and the 4 main bolts are out (and the shifting rod retainer screw up top too) I can't seem to get the lower unit free from the mid section.
They are about 1/16th inch apart, but it won't budge any more.
I'm afraid to apply a great deal of leverage, in case there's something else still connected that might break.
Got any ideas what else might need loosening?

Ron. "

05-19-2003, 11:27 PM
Drive shaft rusted where it goes into the crankshaft ????

06-01-2003, 11:32 AM
" That was it.
I finally reefed it out of there and all's well now.


Ron "