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    97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    im new to pwc but been around cars all my life. Bought my first seadoo and it needs a new stator. I was wondering if they were hard to replace and maybe if someone has a writeup or link to a repair manual. Is it recommended i tackle this myself. To be honest I have never looked at a pwc engine in my life. please help its almost ride season!

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    not to bad. pull the bolts. use a wheel puller to pop the flywheel off. be careful not to put the bolts of the wheel puller in to deep as not to damage anything. after that its pretty simple. put it back the way you pulled it apart. im not real sure of the 951 but i think you can put the flywheel on 180 degrees off so be careful to put it back on the way you pulled it off...

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    at the shop they were saying time wise about 2 hours. Does that sound correct?

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    You dont have to remove the flywheel to replace the stator,the stator is on the front cover.

    Why do you need a new stator ??

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    Since you have never done it before, I would say that you'd be lucky to get it done in 2 hours.

    I reinstalled an oil pump on a '98 GSXL and could not see an way to do it without removing the pipe. There is just no room in the hull to work. The pipe should be re-installed with care or it can leak.

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    first the 97 does not have a 951. but if you do indeed have the 97.5 or 98 model gsxl with the 951, then this I how I did it.

    remove the exhaust pipe (do not break it at the large clamp it will come out in one piece).

    mark the placement of the front motor mount in the hull. unbolt it and block the engine up slightly so you can remove mount.

    remove the mag cover and lay it to the side with the oil pump attached.

    replace stator.

    while you are into the craft this far, consider other common maintenance items that are easier with the pipe removed, like replacing the oil filter, check/replace oil lines, rebuild carbs, replace grey OEM Tempo fuel lines, etc.
    Last edited by seadoodude; 04-10-2008 at 11:00 PM.
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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    Well his name is 97gsx951 so I would bet he knows what he has.

    And the first GSXL was in 97,some call it a 97 some call it a 98,I call it a 97gsx951.

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Water Worx
    Well his name is 97gsx951 so I would bet he knows what he has.

    And the first GSXL was in 97,some call it a 97 some call it a 98,I call it a 97gsx951.

    that is what i figured, but you never know around here and he only has 4 posts and new to PWCs
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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    any case there is no charge getting to the battery. the stator is what was deemed to be the "problem". it is a 97 with a 951 so the registration says. yes im new to pwc but i can read . If 2 hours is a good deal on replacing the stator then i will take it!

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    Re: 97 gsx 951. How hard is it to replace stator?

    then you must have the original white 591?

    2 hrs if you have a lot of experience working this motor and a shop buddy to clean all the parts that you remove. it is very tight working quarters. I would say 4-6 hrs. you will need to take it very carefully just to get the exhaust pipe back on with new gaskets and clean mating surfaces and precise torque sequences or it will leak water.

    but you have no choice, definately needs to be fixed and it is difficult to find a good shop that won't charge more then the skis is worth to fix.

    have you done any diagnostics with an ohm meter? In the shop manual there is a procedure. I went into some detail on this when I had a short in the stator. It is fairly common for metal shavings from the rotor to collect on the stator and short it out, in which case a good vacuuming will fix. could also be rectifier, which i think is part of the MPEM or simply a blown fuse or corroded wiring connectors.

    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.p...ghlight=stator
    Last edited by seadoodude; 04-11-2008 at 07:12 AM.
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