I changed my water pump impeller today on my 2004 XR6 150 today. When I tried to seat the driveshaft and complete the installation of the lower unit, it would not seat. I looked up in the channel with a flashlight and saw a metal ring over the hole where the driveshaft was to be fitted. I got a coat hanger and was able to move the ring into position and put some grease on it with the coat hanger to hold it in place. I then inserted the shaft an buttoned it up. I tested it and everything seemed to work well. One concern though. I could not see in there well, but the ring seemed to have a lip on it. It looked more like a lipped bushing. It was positioned with the lip on top when I greased it in place.
Does an of this sound familiar to anyone and have I got a problem?
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