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#11378134 - 01/28/16 10:57 PM Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve???
4976sc Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 87
I broke my livewell open close actuator today and I've read that it's probably due to the valve being gummed up and stuck. Also my other livewell is draining slow so it may be stopped up as well so going to try and replace both valves while I'm at it. My question is how do I go about getting to the valves in the battery compartment (anything I have to remove and take out?) and how hard is it to do on your own. Just don't want to pay the shop $70 an hour for them to do it when I could do it myself. I have a 05 skeeter zx. Thanks

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#11378140 - 01/28/16 11:00 PM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
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Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25393
Loc: Weatherford
Pull the oil tank and span plate
The valves are under there in the bottom of the bildge

You can replace or rebuild them

Flowrite.com Has all the parts and pieces
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#11378144 - 01/28/16 11:03 PM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
184Champion Offline
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Registered: 11/24/15
Posts: 95
Loc: Arlington TX
Usually on the Skeeters there is a plate mounted across the bilge that either has a battery charger or oil tank mounted to it. Unscrew that and move it out of the way and the valves should be right there. There are a couple different valves so make sure you get the correct ones. If you have to replace the cables also, tie a string to the cable ends and pull them out, Use the string to pull them back through.

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#11378162 - 01/28/16 11:22 PM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
4976sc Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
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Thank y'all very much

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#11380084 - 01/29/16 08:52 PM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
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#11380352 - 01/30/16 01:56 AM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Do skeeter boats all have flow-rite from the factory? Some other brands use T & H Marine valves, which have a different actuator & actuator hole size.


Edited by Flippin-Out (01/30/16 01:57 AM)

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#11380487 - 01/30/16 08:00 AM Re: Replacing a livewell Open/Close valve??? [Re: 4976sc]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 3457
Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
Skeeters use the Flow Rite valves.
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