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whats it take to change upper gears on alpha drive?


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03-10-07, 11:04 AM   #1  
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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03-11-07, 05:52 AM   #2  
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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03-13-07, 05:53 PM   #3  
yes shims are needed as well as gauges to measure backlash

 
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03-23-07, 01:08 PM   #4  
i hear ya bro

Posted By: thezster 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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