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sparcebag

My 7.5 Hp. johnson quit pumping water through the external hole.Ive been running through heavy vegetation,and shallow waters.could it be plugged?but yet cooling? I just noticed it yesterday after running it bout 2 miles,It seems to be running fine but I dont want too ruin it! Can I back flush it? if so how? confused.gif

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Ralph Wiggum

I've been known to take a mouthful of water and blow it back though the hole and that usually does the trick. Otherwise, a can of air like is used for cleaning keyboards should do it. Or I have heard of using a piece of line from a weed whacker to clean out the hole, as well.

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mnfishman

More then likely you need a new water pump installed. There should be some intakes on the lower unit that have screens on them. Make sure they are not covered up and if they aren't then I would take it in ASAP to get the pump replaced.

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sparcebag

Thanks Wiggum! I knew I'd get a the gloom replys,replace this & that but your answer is what I'm looking for! FIND THE PROBLEM FIRST!! then take appropriate action.Anyother suggestions?? I'll take em all smile.gifcool.gif

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Ralph Wiggum

The hole on our pontoon gets clogged with weeds all the time!

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sparcebag

Ya Ralph I put the ole carpsucker lips to it,thought bout Heidi Klum and it cleared right up,Its workin FINE THANKS smile.gif

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