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Old 04-14-2009
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Unhappy Thrust Washer removal

What is the best way to remove a thrust washer?

I removed the prop on my 225 HPDI with no issues but the thrust washer is on there good. I tried hitting it with a rubber mallet and even tried lightly prying the damm thing off.

Is there a tool for this? Any help is appricated.

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Old 04-15-2009
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If it's the back thrust washer and it's stuck on prop shaft try using 2 pry bars to remove, you can put a board between pry bar and gearcase housing to keep from damaging housing. You can use a little heat but be careful not to damage seal thats behind washer.
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Once you get it off or better yet, take it into your Yamaha service center and get it replaced with the new 2-piece thrust washer to avoid this problem in the future. Mine is being replaced as a recall issue.
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Old 05-04-2009
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I had the same problem. A rubber hammer worked great. Just keep rotating the shaft and hitting the washer on multiple spots. It will eventually break free.
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