Originally Posted by rustineyes
New Member. 1975 70hp 3 cylinder Evinrude. Sorry if this has already been discussed. Could not find one. I removed all bolts indicated in manual to remove the lower unit. I managed to move it about 1/16 of an inch only. I hit it with a rubber mallet and with a metal hammer through a 2 X 4. I am afraid to hit it any more, and reluctant to pound wedges in the crack for fear of damage. I want to change the water pump. Is it normal for the lower unit to offer such resistance ? Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thank You.
These are a bit difficult, you must remove the shift rod retainer. It is located beneath the carburetors.