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so well... 18H on the spark, and today the drivechaft broke :( anybody know what parts im gonna need? its still on the lake 2H away from home :(
 

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Hi, I bought the new Spark in 05.05.2014 in USA. I have shipped it to Poland (Europe). I was having my ride on river and heard strange noise and Spark stop moving forward. I had to jump to water to avoid collision with regular ship having cruise. On shore I removed impeller and saw that the teeth on drive shaft are broken from both side- impeller and engine side. The impeller and housing are perfect so nothing has stopped impeller rotation. This what I can see, the material of drive shaft is too soft. Engine has only 90 Hp and 20 working hours. I don't know what to do because spare parts will made same soft material and will be good for another 20 working hours. The professional Seadoo service in Poland refused to do warranty repair because Spark was bought in US. Did somebody try to manufacture drive shaft from stronger steel?
 

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Hi, I bought the new Spark in 05.05.2014 in USA. I have shipped it to Poland (Europe). I was having my ride on river and heard strange noise and Spark stop moving forward. I had to jump to water to avoid collision with regular ship having cruise. On shore I removed impeller and saw that the teeth on drive shaft are broken from both side- impeller and engine side. The impeller and housing are perfect so nothing has stopped impeller rotation. This what I can see, the material of drive shaft is too soft. Engine has only 90 Hp and 20 working hours. I don't know what to do because spare parts will made same soft material and will be good for another 20 working hours. The professional Seadoo service in Poland refused to do warranty repair because Spark was bought in US. Did somebody try to manufacture drive shaft from stronger steel?
Never seen shaft teeth brake on any ski worn yes and then it was the prop spline worn out
I say it is a faulty shaft IMO try to get warranty from the USA dealer you bought it from you may get lucky
 

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Mine kinda did the same thing at 30hrs. The dealer pulled it apart and showed me that the motor was not in line with the drive shaft and that's why mine destroyed the spline on the drive shaft and where it goes into the crank! So my dealer has to wait on part because they're all back ordered. Its been over a month since I dropped it off to the dealer and they are still waiting on parts. So good luck getting yours fixed! And BRP has my money and that's all that matters to them!
 

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Well, my 3up has the drive shaft alignment problem after all. Been in the shop almost 6 weeks, they finally diagnosed last week.. Now they are waiting on "a tool to help align" and some "special grease" that they apparently need to do to fix it. So, no idea when it'll be done. After the season is over, that's for sure. NOT happy about that. They told me it was clearly going to be a warranty repair, since it was wrong from the factory--only silver lining to this story.

Wonder what date/month of manufacture our units are that have this issue? I'll have to check my date--but of course I can't run out to the Spark to see :(
 

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Oh boy...Tons of Seadoo's come from the factory with alignment issues. It was a major issue with 2010's. The PTO seals were leaking(screw type) and the splines on the impeller end were stripping like crazy. Most had to upgrade to 2011 shafts and old c-clip style hats.
I guess I'll order the alignment plate ahead of time. **** the "special alignment adapters" for my 2010 were about $500. Was hoping I wouldn't see this issue 5 years later. I'll probably pull the pump right away, check alignment and throw in a SS wear ring. Come on Seadoo...get your **** together.
 

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Mine kinda did the same thing at 30hrs. The dealer pulled it apart and showed me that the motor was not in line with the drive shaft and that's why mine destroyed the spline on the drive shaft and where it goes into the crank! So my dealer has to wait on part because they're all back ordered. Its been over a month since I dropped it off to the dealer and they are still waiting on parts. So good luck getting yours fixed! And BRP has my money and that's all that matters to them!
16 hrs on mine with the same problem and no parts to fix.... you are totally right(BRP has our money and that's all that matters), I think I will try Yamaha next summer
 

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Still waiting on repair, now over 10 weeks

So, still waiting on the driveshaft repair as of 10/8/14. Over 10 weeks. Called BRP to see if they would help...I'm blaming the dealer mostly. Waiting on an "alignment tool" that is backordered until end of October. Best they could offer was trying to get them the tool faster, but that's a stretch.

SUCH a bad taste in my mouth. Lost far too many good riding weeks. Now it's time to get it winterized!!

Well, my 3up has the drive shaft alignment problem after all. Been in the shop almost 6 weeks, they finally diagnosed last week.. Now they are waiting on "a tool to help align" and some "special grease" that they apparently need to do to fix it. So, no idea when it'll be done. After the season is over, that's for sure. NOT happy about that. They told me it was clearly going to be a warranty repair, since it was wrong from the factory--only silver lining to this story.

Wonder what date/month of manufacture our units are that have this issue? I'll have to check my date--but of course I can't run out to the Spark to see :(
 

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So, still waiting on the driveshaft repair as of 10/8/14. Over 10 weeks. Called BRP to see if they would help...I'm blaming the dealer mostly. Waiting on an "alignment tool" that is backordered until end of October. Best they could offer was trying to get them the tool faster, but that's a stretch.
WOW I ordered mine a couple weeks ago and got it in a week. Time to find a new dealer.



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So, still waiting on the driveshaft repair as of 10/8/14. Over 10 weeks. Called BRP to see if they would help...I'm blaming the dealer mostly. Waiting on an "alignment tool" that is backordered until end of October. Best they could offer was trying to get them the tool faster, but that's a stretch.

SUCH a bad taste in my mouth. Lost far too many good riding weeks. Now it's time to get it winterized!!
I would think if all they are waiting on is an alignment tool there is something your dealer isn't telling you, because the alignment tools are automatically shipped to dealers regardless of whether they want them or not! I talked to my dealer about driveshaft issues because of what I was hearing on the forum, and they said out of 27 units that they sold they had one fail because the engine wasn't aligned, they had the unit in the shop for a total of 1 and a half weeks because they had to wait 2 days extra for parts to show up, otherwise it would have been back out the same week it showed up, they said the mandatory tools showed up last spring already before any of their units showed up.
 

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Still waiting after 7 months! 3/7/15!

So, still waiting on the driveshaft repair as of 10/8/14. Over 10 weeks. Called BRP to see if they would help...I'm blaming the dealer mostly. Waiting on an "alignment tool" that is backordered until end of October. Best they could offer was trying to get them the tool faster, but that's a stretch.

SUCH a bad taste in my mouth. Lost far too many good riding weeks. Now it's time to get it winterized!!
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So, just when you think it can't get any worse... Anyhow, it's been OVER 7 MONTHS since I took my Spark in for driveshaft repair. No kidding--it's surreal. BRP has been my advocate for the last few months, but even they are growing weary. They finally got the driveshaft and tool, but replacing didn't work (dealer claims faulty part). Solution? NEW ENGINE! Holy cow. Apparently it's replaced, and they are waiting on warm weather and water levels to drop so they can water test.

Once I get the Spark 3 back, I'll post full details of the horror story....including dealer information.

Only saving grace is that it's not warm enough to ride--but in about a month or two it will be!!

More details once this gets resolved.
 
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