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    Genesis driveshaft stuck in coupler

    Well this is something new (and a huge PITA). The driveshaft was stuck in the PTO coupler in a Genesis I recently purchased. Seems there is a bushing installed over the driveshaft that was not allowing the driveshaft to pull out of the coupler like its supposed to. So all I had to do was pull the engine to get it out

    It came out with some persuasion.

    (Please, think only clean thoughts when watching the videos )





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    Well that looks like a fun fri night! How do you get it back in?

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    That bushing thing is rather odd.

    Is it by any chance the remnants of the sintered bushings from the through-hull assembly?

    How they could get out of the through-hull and then inside the driveshaft coupler, I could not say.

    Those through-hull bushings have a magnetic steel outer ring, IIRC, but the inner layer(s) would be sintered bronze type material (impregnated with Teflon when manufactured). Eventually the teflon layer wears away and the inner surface looks like brass.

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    So I've got the same problem on my brothers 2000 Genesis. Any ideas on how to get the driveshaft off? It has that same clunk sound as the video above. Any help is appreciated.
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakew4 View Post
    So I've got the same problem on my brothers 2000 Genesis. Any ideas on how to get the driveshaft off? It has that same clunk sound as the video above. Any help is appreciated.
    Jake
    Probably going to have to drive it out of the coupler from the threaded end. Not sure how though without pulling the engine (coupler loosened and removed first of course)

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    Removing the engine is probably the safest method (Feed a length of rope into the PTO sparkplug hole, apply strap wrench or pipe wrench to coupler, strike wrench with rubber mallet to loosen coupler from crankshaft, spin coupler off driveshaft, remove engine.)

    I momentarily gave some thought to clamping an axle shaft slide hammer to the driveshaft, but I fear the impact blows would not be healthy for the crankshaft, bearings and case.
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