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Water pump question

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I changed my first water pump the other day and couldn't help but notice that I could no longer turn the crank shaft by hand. Is this normal? I figured that it was maybe due to the new impeller but didn't know for sure. 

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if you are talking about the shaft on the lower unit, it will not rotate freely if the unit is in gear. If in neutral it will rotate by hand. I always change my impeller in neutral and reinstall in neutral.

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