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So My first two trips out have not been a success. I won't bother with the first trip. But now I am dealing with rocks stuck in the impeller. Anyone know how to get to the impeller. I tried to loosen the bottom three bolts but the just spin and don't loosen.
 

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you can't take the intake grate off without removing the top deck, there is a nut from the inside of the hull on the front bolt, you need to take the pump off from the back, if you have Ibr you will have to remove the reverse gate assy. then you can remove steering nozzle and venturi and pump off as an assembly by removing the steering cable and the three bolts holding the pump on, you will likely need a new wear ring if you got an stone stuck in it and maybe a new impeller too, you may be able to clean it up if its not beat up too bad but it could be at the cost of loosing a little bit of performance.

P.S. you will need to tighten the bolts up on the intake grate again, if you can't get them to tighten up you will need to pull the top deck off to get at the nut! otherwise it could start to take on water.
 

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So My first two trips out have not been a success. I won't bother with the first trip. But now I am dealing with rocks stuck in the impeller. Anyone know how to get to the impeller. I tried to loosen the bottom three bolts but the just spin and don't loosen.

If the bolts spin there are striped
I would take to dealer for warranty I know you wont get warranty on the wear ring but when they do it they can warranty the pump striped bolts


you are turning anti clockwise ??
 

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dpadjett - im sorry. that sucks. im new too but have learned a lot on these boards. a wear ring is a ring that goes around the impeller and is very close to it. the spark comes with a plastic one and many people have had it damaged and had to replace it already. if damage ever occurs to mine where it messes with my spark's performance im going to replace it with a metal one. Its common to get stuff jammed in your impeller if you drive in shallow water. My rule of thumb is, if i can jump off my jetski and touch the bottom with my feet its too shallow to be driving my jetski in. Better to push it out to where its over 3 feet deep or stop it when you hit 3 feet deep and pull it in or at the very least dont give it any gas when its shallow, idle out carefully.

 

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dpadjett is talking about the intake grate bolts just spinning not the pump bolts, the intake grate bolts are held in place by nuts on the inside of the hull, he will need to remove the top deck to access them, that will not be covered by warranty because it isn't a manufacturing defect, he didn't know what the procedure was to remove the grate and therefore caused the issue himself as for tightening the bolts again, and he will need to seal the bolts with silicone and tighten them or it could take on water.
 

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I have a sea-doo spark and I took the three bolts out of the intake grate but still can't get the grate off. Is there something I'm not doing right or I missed? Please help.
 

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I'm still shocked at how many people are damaging the impeller/ Wear ring because of going too shallow. In the manual it tells you not to run the spark in nothing less than 3 ft of water. The plastic wear ring is nothing new to Sea-doo, It has been used for years. The SS are a bad idea because then you're defeating the purpose of the wear wing, To give the jet a sacrificial material instead of the impeller getting destroyed. Impellers are about $300, Vs. the $80 ring... I rather just replace the ring.

Keep her deep and have fun!
 

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People brake them because it's their first ski and doesn't really know what to do. My 2 cents

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