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 Post subject: High Pitched Sound
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:21 pm 
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I just purchased a used 2010 PA 14. I love it!!

The last couple of times I have been out, I have noticed a high pitched squeal/moaning sound coming from the mirage drive. It comes at the end of my full length stroke and only on one side. I cannot replicate the sound when the mirage drive is out of the water. It only makes the noise when I am in the water.

I have followed the maintenance steps that I read on this site (which were very helpful...thank you roadrunner) but it did not fix this issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: High Pitched Sound
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Do you know a good Exorcist :twisted:
Are yousure that's not my wife in there :D
Seriously, I've not come across that problem.
Sounds like maybe something rubbing. Rubber on plastic ?
Ahhhhh, it could also be your actual foot pedal rubbing on the spindle and/or the rubber strap.
Give the whole lot a blast with WD40 next time you go out :)
Cheers, Rod


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 Post subject: Re: High Pitched Sound
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:12 pm 
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Like Rodrocket said, it could be the pedal and spindle contact points. I had that issue on a couple of MDs.
A, quick, on the water fix is to wet the pedal.
The long term solution that has worked for me is spraying a little Breakfree CLP at the pedal/spindle joint and working it in as best as possible by twisting the pedal back and forth on the spindle.

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 Post subject: Re: High Pitched Sound
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:26 pm 
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I'll give a bump for the Break Free CLP spray. You can find it at Walmart in the gun section. I use it on my Mirage drives as a normal maintenance lubricant and it works great. A lot better than WD-40 or pure silicon spray.

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