Gimbal Bearing (Again!)

2006 342 with the Merc.  Just had the port engine&Drive removed to replace coupler.  While out I asked them to remove the starboard drive to check alignment. They stated alignment was good and no issues noted.  2 days later my starboard gimbel bearing, which is the sealed type that was replaced two seasons ago, is growling every time I turn the boat.  Now if there is no water in the bellow and the engine is aligned, how is it that the bearing can go bad so soon?


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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bearings usually fail from a few things, rarely from being a 'bad' bearing.  Improper installation is high on the list, then alignment of the drive of course, contamination (water, debris). 

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    51719435171943 Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
    the spline is creating stress on the bearing when you turn..... I'll bet it's alignment or bad universals
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