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2005 f150 yamaha

RayPat53 Member Posts: 0

recently purchased 2005 gs 211 05 150 4 stroke 170 hrs has stainless 3 blade prop   it has a vibration on acceleration up to 1500 to 1800 any help would be appreciated  thanks Ray


  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭
    Might be worth having a prop shop look at the balance of your prop.
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  • Ernest_T
    Ernest_T Member, Moderator Posts: 269 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2014
    There is a history of problems on older F150s with failure of the harmonic balancer in the engine.  I remember hearing that 04 and 05 were 2 of the more problem prone years.  I've heard of guys getting replacement by Yamaha even though the engine is out of warranty, and others that had no luck.  Typically there is a whine or squealing noise or vibration before failure, but some fail without notice.  

    nquirk could also be right that it could be a prop problem, but I'd get the balancer checked by a knowledgeable mechanic before I ran it too much more.  If the balancer fails it can be catastrophic to the engine.  
    Post edited by Ernest_T on
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