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realigment of flywheel

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    Hi, I have a 1976 50hp mercury motor and have just replaced the power head. during which I removed the top of flywheel has I was having issues with getting the whole flywheel off. I think when I put the cover back on the flywheel it might be out of alignment. Can anyone explain I how I check it that it is correct and how to realign if it is incorrect? thanks

  • #2
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    the key in the crank aligns with the groove in the flywheel.
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    • #3
      NO-----He is saying he took the 8 bolts out for the flex plate !!-------Put # 1 to TDC and use timing marks.-------Or use paint / rust stains on flex plate and hub to see where it was.


      • #4
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        thanks for your help, if i put # 1 to TDC should can I use the timing marks on the side of the flexplate to line up with the point indicator to ensure it aligned correctly?