1955 Johnson 5.5 water leak around shifter

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  • Peter Goodwin

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    #248058

    Good Morning all, I recently acquired a Johnson CD12. Great original condition. It has a minor water leak around the shifter where the shaft goes into the upper housing . It just drips but causes me some concern. Any thoughts?


    crosbyman

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    #248060

    delete

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    crosbyman

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    #248061

    since you should do the impeller on a NEW TO YOU motor, and that needs a powerhead removal may as well check the PH base gasket .
    it could be just a loose or missing bolt 7 are needed to hold the PH

    when you get a new base gasket .. if damaged …. make certain you get the proper one since the patterns differ a bit

    18-3001C – water pump kit for Johnson/Evinrude 5.5 hp and 7.5 hp 1956-58 (details)

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    bobw

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    #248063

    And with the powerhead off, remove the clevis on the shifter handle, pull the shift handle out and replace the O-ring on the shift handle shaft. The old O-ring is likely worn out and contributing to leakage.

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
    1958 Johnson QD-19
    1959 Johnson QD-20
    1957 Evinrude Fastwin 18

    "Every 20 minute job is only a broken bolt away from a 3-day project."


    crosbyman

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    #248064

    good point 🙂 see pic….

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    Mumbles

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    #248071

    If the shift lever is loose and wobbling around in its bore, a new O ring might not be enough to cure the drip.

    This link shows how a worn shift lever bore can be repaired to better than new.

    https://www.aomci.org/forums/topic/johnson-cd12/

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