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I have a 1979 Sears gamefisher 7.5 hp outboard motor. I replaced the water pump in the gear housing assembly and now i am just trying to reassemble the whole untit back to the motor again. I cannot seem to get the splines on the drive shaft to match with the hole spline it needs to go into. At least I believe that is the problem because i slide the lower assembly almost completely together and about 1/2 inch from being together it just won't movr in any further. Any suggestions ?

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TRY TURNING THE FLYWHEEL TO HELP LINE UP THE SPLINES ...
OR PUT THE LOWER UNIT IN GEAR SO THAT WHEN YOU ROTATE THE PROPELLER THE SHAFT TURNS... THAT SHOULD HELP YOU LINE IT RIGHT UP


HOPE THIS HELPS

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