Sorry I posted this by error as a reply.
I have a Westerbeke
42B with a JS gearbox
. I'm trying to remove the gearbox
(to replace) and it will not move back more than 1/2 inch from the bell housing. There are no clearance issues, nothing (hose, cables
, etc.) keeping it from pulling out that I can see/feel. One source says it could be corrosion
on the spline. I have worked on this for an hour so if there was any corrosion
I should have worked passed it by now. Is it possible that the transmission
and the bell housing have to be removed as a unit? I find this hard to believe but needed to ask the question. Anyone have a detailed exploded schematic of the JS. All the diagrams I have seen show the gearbox and bell housing as one unit.
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