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    Mysterious Pump Rattle Found ***Video***

    I have been haunted by a rattle that was coming from the pump area. This rattle was not the normal rattle that a SeaDoo pump makes when running it on the trailer. I mean it sounded catastrophic in nature. I have checked and re-checked everything I could think of and have spent more time searching the forums than I care to say with no joy. Today I decided to pull the pump off for the last time. After I took the pump off I rolled it on its side and heard a click. Low and behold, this is what I found.






    I know I could have fixed this by just adding a washer, but what the heck. This anode has allot more meat on it, I ride in salt water 100% of the time and its only $2.50. I figured the more anode the merrier.

    I reistalled the pump,fired up the engine and the rattle is gone. I will be sleeping much better now that I have tracked down that damn rattle...


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    Good find!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpheus View Post
    I have been haunted by a rattle that was coming from the pump area. This rattle was not the normal rattle that a SeaDoo pump makes. I mean it sounds catastrophic in nature. I have checked and re-checked everything I could think of and have spent more time searching the forums than I care to say with no joy. Today I decided to pull the pump off for the last time. After I took the pump off I rolled it on its side and heard a click. Low and behold, this is what I found.






    I know I could have fixed this by just adding a washer, but what the heck. This anode has allot more meat on it, I ride in salt water 100% of the time and its only $2.50. I figured the more anode the merrier.

    I reistalled the pump,fired up the engine and the rattle is gone. I will be sleeping much better now that I have tracked down that damn rattle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpheus View Post
    This rattle was not the normal rattle that a SeaDoo pump makes.
    Can you elaborate please? i have never heard a rattle on any ski before...

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    All floating drive-shaft drives make a rattle.
    Quote Originally Posted by meeper View Post
    Can you elaborate please? i have never heard a rattle on any ski before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    All floating drive-shaft drives make a rattle.
    Havn't seen one yet that dont have the "rattle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    All floating drive-shaft drives make a rattle.
    well then i guess somethings wrong with all the skis ive seen....

    seems to me a rattle would mean something is loose or tolerances aren't right..

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    Rattle outside the water when it's running on the house from drive shaft and pump

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    I admit that I have not been around SeaDoo's as much as allot of members of this forum, but the four of them that that I have owned they all have had that distinctive pump rattle. Also like I said I have searched this forum top to bottom about my situation looking for someone suffering from the same symptoms as mine had (sound started at 3000 rpm's) and I can assure you that a SeaDoo pump has a "normal rattle". Some call it a "vibration", "pinging" or a "clicking sound", but the sound that mine was making was not the normal sound that I and many other Seadoo owners are used to...

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    Yes the out of water rattle is what I'm referring to...

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    WOW the size of that anode! I think your ski is going to leaning to one side now.. kidding, i cant believe you could hear that rattling. I like the replacement one you found but can you fit a back-up nut to that just to make sure it stays?

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    the rattle you guys might be thinking of is actually the prop blades nicking the wear ring, gets even louder with the SS wear rings, i wouldnt consider that a "rattle"

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