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OMC Cobra Outdrive Removal

Manufacturer BRP Marine
Engine Type I/O
Repair Time 30 to 60 mins
Repair Difficulty Medium

Note: The boat must be out of the water on a trailer or in a cradle for removal of the vertical drive.

  1. Remove oil indicator plug from upper gear housing.

  1. Install lifting eye into upper gear housing until full thread engagement is achieved.

  2. Remove and retain elastic locknut A and flat washer B from trim/tilt pivot rod.

  3. Use a soft hammer to lightly tap trim/tilt pivot rod out of trim/tilt cylinder. Remove and retain plastic spacer C found between each cylinder eye and housing.

  1. Support hydraulic cylinder D while removing pivot rod. Carefully lower each hydraulic cylinder after pivot rod is removed to prevent damage to hydraulic lines.

  1. Attach a suitable hoist to lifting eye to hold vertical drive. Remove and discard six elastic locknuts E. Remove six flat washers from the pivot housing studs.

  1. Pull vertical drive away from transom bracket and support driveshaft F and universal coupler G.