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I have a very reliable and very basic Johnson 3.3 and don't seem to be able to get a stream from the water pump. The impeller seems OK and I've stuck a paper clip in the end tube. Does anybody have any ideas how to flush through the system? Geoff
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I have on a old suzuki that had the same problem. I dropped the lower unit and attached with various tubing/reducers a jury rig that allowed me to connect a garden hose directly to the coolant tube that normally connects to the water pump. To be honest, I don't know if this is good practice, but it worked in my case. If you go through the trouble, might as well replace the impeller while the lower unit is off.
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Replace the whole waterpump including the impeller. It is an easy replacement and most any DIYer can handle it.
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