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My '96 Bravo drive has gradually gotten louder over the last few seasons despite changing U's out. Now I can hear it even over the engine on plane. What to do? I remember when it was new I couldn't hear it at all. Can I get beck to that point somehow ? HELP for Therapy ?
 

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If its a roaring or a humming noise its probaly the gimbal bearing. If it was new motors tend to settle after a few years on the rubber mounts. May need new bearing and a good engine alignment. Drives should slide right on when alignment is right.
 

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my bravo one was making a high pitched howl, more noticable when turning, replaced the bearing/race at top of drive and also did the gimbal. The noise is now gone but I'm not really sure which one fixed it, both were worn.
 

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No clunking or grinding. Doesn't change in turns. Just a constant humming/vibrating that is too loud. Function seems fine throughout all operations.
 

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Thanks guys. Figured it was just old age; my lower unit has been making noises lately too! :laugher:
 

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therapy said:
Thanks guys. Figured it was just old age; my lower unit has been making noises lately too! :laugher:

Hope it doesn't cost to much money to fix!! Boat guys seem to get alot for labor and parts, plus you really don't know sometimes what was wrong with it, they just throw parts at it. This has been my experience!! hope that you don't have the same!! One time it cost me a $1000 to put my drive on in the spring when I didn't even know anything was wrong with it!! what the HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
 
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