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    Replacing thru hull bearings and seals on 2000 Virage TX

    To make a long story short the previous owner got rope wrapped around the drive shaft and I believe the seal/bearing got damaged while there were removing it. On the inside of the hall around the thru hull carrier there is some kinda of waterproof puddy with what looks like fiberglass mixed in, this was done by the local polaris dealer. Has anyone heard of or seen this before?

    On another thread I read I need a special tool for the Virage's driveshaft, is this critical to have or is there a way to get around having it? https://polaris.service-solutions.com/Detail.aspx?id=80


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    That tool is just used to snug up the through-hull sleeve. You can usually work around it by turning the part inside the hull as needed to tighten the fitting. There is also an o-ring behind the inside piece to seal it to the hull.

    The driveshaft just slides straight out without doing anything regarding the plastic sleeve portion.

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    Just to make sure I understand the process of rebuilding the thru hull carrier:

    Remove 4 jet drive bolts and reverse linkage
    Remove jet pump
    Remove driveshaft and bumpers
    Loosen the clamp and tube inside the hull
    Then does the thru hull just pull out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmk1223 View Post
    Just to make sure I understand the process of rebuilding the thru hull carrier:

    Remove 4 jet drive bolts and steering+reverse linkage
    Remove jet pump
    Remove driveshaft and bumpers
    Loosen the clamp and tube inside the hull
    Then does the thru hull just pull out?
    Essentially, that is all correct.

    The stubby rubber section behind the through-hull carrier can stay in the hull or come out with the bearing assembly, whichever is easier. The bearing section is just a friction fit into the end of the rubber tube.

    If the hull end of the rubber tube is easily turning/spinning, then it needs re-tightening into the plastic nut that is inside the pump tunnel. That is where the special tool would be used, but usually you can get it tight just by hand turning and applying tension from inside the hull.

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