Thread: Run Engine wih no drive shaft
03-07-2014, 07:09 PM #1
Run Engine wih no drive shaft
While running WOT the ski started screaming. Sounded like 20 loose car fan belts. First thought was SC bearings; SC is OK. Must be pump; Pump is OK. Can I run the engine after I pull the drive shaft to see if the noise is gone?
03-07-2014, 07:21 PM #2
I bet you stripped the drive shaft. It's a very common problem on the 2010 rxtx skis..
I've personally seen 3 and have heard of many more.
Use the search function on this site and you will pull up quite a few threads on the issue...
They came with junk shafts in 10 and some 11 models..
03-07-2014, 07:21 PM #3
Sure you can. Just keep in mind you might be cleaning up an oil spill from an open PTO housing.
03-07-2014, 07:56 PM #4
That's what I wasn't sure about. I didn't know if where the drive shaft plugs into the PTO was open to the crankcase or sealed some way. I would hate to replace my 2010 drive line with 2011 parts and the screaming turns out to be in the engine after everything is back together. I hate working on it, But the only shops in my area are Coleman Power Sports and they have repeatable done poor work.
03-07-2014, 08:17 PM #5
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03-07-2014, 08:52 PM #6
you've done the driveshaft.
Maybe also need prop.
03-07-2014, 10:50 PM #7
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if the shaft is indeed stripped on the prop side then you can fix the old prop i mean it happen to me and after spending over $350 on a prop and only 1 ride there is a way to fix it back to 100% if this is the case just pm me.
03-07-2014, 11:00 PM #8
The motor wouldn't scream if it had issues it would knock...
Screaming is what a shaft does when it strips...
03-07-2014, 11:07 PM #9
Pull the shaft and you will see for sure if its the shaft or not.
03-08-2014, 10:24 AM #10
You can not run the engine without the driveshaft,it will lose oil from the PTO
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