Replacing Exhaust Bellows

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

Sterndrive bellows are rubber “boots” that seal out water around the exhaust, U-joints and shift cable, while allowing the drive to pivot and tilt. These can wear out and require regular replacement (see owner’s manual for service intervals).

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

1. Remove the exhaust bellows

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

2. Install the bellows on the forward mount

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

3. Position the bellows on the aft mount

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

4. Tighten the aft clamp