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Old    brett (3star)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-21-2007, 7:58 PM Reply   
My transmission coupling is leaking fluid where the shaft meets with the tranny. Has anyone had this problem? Can I fix it myself or is it going to be really expensive. Any advice will help.
Old    Renee V (litlone873)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-21-2007, 10:42 PM Reply   
Ohhhh "MasterCraft Transmission"... I thought this was a new thing, "McTranny"... ya know, like McDreamy and McSteamy... My bad.
Old    David (whitlock87)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-21-2007, 10:50 PM Reply   
Should just be the shaft seal.
about a $10 part
Old    brett (3star)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-22-2007, 4:05 AM Reply   
david
is a shaft seal hard to put in or is it fairly simple? Hopefully that is the problem, i need to get out on the lake. thanks
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-25-2007, 8:30 PM Reply   
shaft seal is easy is it Direct drive or v drive. I find the direct drives are easier to do.
Old    Todd (snyper1d)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-26-2007, 6:25 AM Reply   
If its the V-Drive, more than likely be more than a seal. If you are leaking fluid, there is probably pitting in the transmission output shaft.

V-drive: I am not sure what year boat you have, but if it is an late 90's-early 2000's V-Drive then you would definately benefit from doing a complete service (both front and rear seals). These year boats only used single-lip seals and are able to pull water into the transmission when it is running. Go ahead and install the double-lip seals. As I said the pitting on your shaft will require a speedy sleeve which will give the seal a smooth surface to work on. This process requres a transmission pull, and somewhat labor intensive, but it's the best route.

Whether it is a V-drive or direct drive, you need to look at your sealing surfaces. There is a reason why there is a leak.
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-29-2007, 8:44 AM Reply   
if the shaft is pitted, you can install a speedy sleave. Not much harder than a seal.

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