whats it take to change upper gears on alpha drive?

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Old 03-10-07, 11:04 AM
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whats it take to change upper gears on alpha drive?

upper gears in my mercruiser alpha need to be replaced, local marine mechanic told me $800.00 to fix, did some research and the gear set are only $140.00 and also he said that i need special tools and shims to do the job right.
any truth to this?
 
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Old 03-11-07, 05:52 AM
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Alpha gearing parts: $140.... Labor to install.....$660......... A working lower unit.... Priceless...

That's one of the biggest problems I've encountered with outdrives and outboards alike.... they require specialized tools/knowledge to do more than minor repairs on.
 
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Old 03-13-07, 05:53 PM
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yes shims are needed as well as gauges to measure backlash
 
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Old 03-23-07, 01:08 PM
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Talking i hear ya bro

Originally Posted by thezster View Post
Alpha gearing parts: $140.... Labor to install.....$660......... A working lower unit.... Priceless...

That's one of the biggest problems I've encountered with outdrives and outboards alike.... they require specialized tools/knowledge to do more than minor repairs on.
gotta face the music and cough up some cash
 
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