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Old 06-02-2019, 12:17 PM
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Iím changing my Impeller on my 2017 200hp Suzuki and have reached a snag. My impeller key is stuck. Anyone have any suggestions or tricks to get the key out?
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Soak it PB Blaster and pry it out with a small screwdriver - When reinstalling grease it
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Soak it PB Blaster and pry it out with a small screwdriver - When reinstalling grease it
Also try using a small punch, tap one side down and the other side will pop up, kinda like a seesaw.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:24 PM
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Take a side cutting pliers and pry it out or gently hit it from the top with a flat screwdriver and hammer to get it out
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:27 PM
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Grab the top of the key with these, place a wood shim behind the pliers on the shaft, pry it out with the handles towards shaft.
Don't ding the shaft.



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Thanks for the suggestions I'll give it a try tomorrow. Is this common for the key to get stuck. The engine has 300 hours and is 1.5 years old. Maybe they didn't put any grease on the key from the factory?
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions I'll give it a try tomorrow. Is this common for the key to get stuck. The engine has 300 hours and is 1.5 years old. Maybe they didn't put any grease on the key from the factory?
It's underwater, grease would just wash away. With all of the copying the Japs do it amazes me they haven't copied Merc or OMC's type of key.
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I've always used a chisel.
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post
Is this common for the key to get stuck. The engine has 300 hours and is 1.5 years old. Maybe they didn't put any grease on the key from the factory?
Yes, very common. Once you learn how to deal with it, it's not a big deal.
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I've always used a chisel.
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Had the same issue. It's a real PITA to get back in too. Had to sand mine down some. I won't be replacing it in the future unless it looks damaged.
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It's underwater, grease would just wash away. With all of the copying the Japs do it amazes me they haven't copied Merc or OMC's type of key.
I used prop grease on my last outboard and the key came out every time.
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Originally Posted by nc_robbie75 View Post

Also try using a small punch, tap one side down and the other side will pop up, kinda like a seesaw.
This. Hit the bottom of key so the top moves up and outward. Gives you room to get under. Better to use a very dull chisel and a big 2-3 lb hammer. More energy. Carpenter hammer not enough. Give it a good whack.
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post

Iím changing my Impeller on my 2017 200hp Suzuki and have reached a snag. My impeller key is stuck. Anyone have any suggestions or tricks to get the key out?
That ain't stuck. "It's property seated" you can get it. Tap tap tap on top and from under. before you go nuclear.
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My keys have always been plastic.
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Try diaganol cutters first. If it doesnt budget tap on it from top and bottom to get it loose, then try the diaganol cutters again. Absolute last resort - Dremel. I wouldn't expect a 2017 to be stuck.
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I let it soak with PB Blaster overnight and first pull this morning it came right out.
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Lay an ice cube on it to shrink it a bit. Then a chisel. It came right out for me.
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