• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Sorgy

Livewell pump repair replacement Lund Mr Pike 17/ Explorer models

Recommended Posts

I have a 2002 Lund Mr Pike 17. My pump would make noise but no water ever made it to the livewell(s). Water was not being pumped into the boats bilg area.

Does anyone have any experience with a fix or replacement. Can you share any tips?

I have 1 pump right at the back of the boat where the water intake is. Is there more than 1 pump on these Lund models?

It looks like a dryland repair of the pump.

Thanks

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have no tried it already, turn livewell pump on . put boat in reverse with big motor at pretty good speed backwards. Sometimes this will get the water flowing. A buddy of mine has same issue with his lund ProV.Once it starts filling you should be good to go without the big motor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you checked for weeds/line/trash wrapped around the pump impeller? There usually is a way to snap off or twist off the pump body from the base.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good chance the hose has cracked or come off internally, especially since you can hear the pump running. Try to blow back compressed air from livewell outlet and see if you can feel it at the pump...or flush with water the same way, and see if it makes it to the pump. That's where I'd start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the hose is cracked or off the pump, water would be going into the bilge, wouldn't it? The OP said there was no water in the bilge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the ideas guy's, Now I have to pull the boat out of the water before I try to open up the pump.

How does the whole system work? I have 2 livewells. I may have a second recirculating pump up front. But I believe I only have onle inlet for both livewells with the pump right in the back.

Hopefully someone with experience with this boat - the Mr Pike will see it.

Good luck on the water

Steve

p.s. Maybee I can take off the screen in back and put a plug in it to check the rest of the pump.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If a little pebble, dead minnow, fish line or something keeps the pump propeller from turning, the pump will make a running like noise. I'd find those pumps and pull them apart to see if something is caught in there. While you are at it, you can check to hose connections too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The pump could be humming but nut turning the impellar. Is that a cartridge type ? Just pull it out and check it. Also on my Explorer you can turn the water on and off inside the livewell. There is a little screw valve that isn't that visable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes the valve's inside the livewell were opened and closed. Time to check on the impeller.

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What type of valve control do you have on your livewell? Is there a valve / lever near the console of the boat, or is there only a screw in valve in the livewell?

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is the screw on one. One in each livewell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have separate switches for each livewell, and is neither livewell filling correctly?

Sorry for the questions, but I'm trying to narrow down the type of system you have.

At a high level, based on what you have said so far, I'd bet on a weak / damaged impeller or an air bubble (high point) in the hose that feeds your livewell.

I'm guessing though that this used to work, and now doesn't, correct?

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Marine Man- I have to believe it is the impeller as well. Yes it has 2 live wells and 2 switches. I believe that one of them will fill up both livewells when turned on. Both Switches have Manual and Automatic for the fill and timers. I may have 2 pumps for the wells with 1 that is for the fill of both.

I will try Lund again and see if they can give me a diagram and acess points for the pumps.

Thanks

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the same boat, 2002 17 mr pike, and have changed pumps. Pretty easy to do. I picked up a new one at fleet farm, and had it installed in 20 minutes or so. Both pumps are mounted right at the back of the boat, I was able to reach it through the starting battery compartment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My only hesitation on saying it's the pump is if there is a recirculation valve involved, the valve cable (or however it's actuated) could be stretched, the valve could be shot or otherwise.

What I'd maybe do first is turn the pump on, and verify that if you force water through the pump it goes where you want it to.. you could do this as someone above mentioned by putting the motor in reverse while on the water and forcing water in there, or, when the boat is on a trailer, holding a hose against the intake (you'll probably have to spin the screen off if there is one on it). If you get water in the livewell, I'd go for a weak pump or broken impeller.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is my follow up-

I stopped by Nelson Marine in WBL and told him what I had. I just needed the new pump cartridge. Cost for a 500 gph pump was $25.00. It was a no brainer for the age of the boat. took more time to load the boat than to change out the pump. Lift up a yellow tab, turn the cartrige counter clockwise and lift it out. Take the new pump - check the O-ring and insert it. turn it clockwise and done. 2 wire splices and it was done. I should have stopped at a marine dealership earlier.

Thank for the help.

 

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Fishing a mid lake Hump that came up to 45ft. Caught most of the fish between 50-61. We did catch some on the top of the hump in the evening. 
    • How deep were the trout running?  We heard ultra deep on Crow to 30 ft.  The 30 ft number came from people actually catching them.   Thanks for the pics!  I like the fly rod smallie.
    • try the raid spray on grass at bottom. 
    • Here are some pictures from this years trip!
    • How do you keep ants off your feeders, especially hummingbird and oriole feeders? I've tried Toro and Raid sprays on the post but it seeks the birds don't like that smell either and i don't see many for a while. Has anyone else experienced that? Any good ideas?
    • I should’ve looked closer - I have an eyes open pic too. 😌  Tough to tell sometimes on my phone screen.  
    • Among other wilds that have moved into our urban areas, we can now add loons.  There is a breeding pair on the lake formerly known as Calhoun, mostly staying on the west and northwest sides.  But there is also a bunch of yearlings fishing the east side, numbering maybe six or seven and so unafraid that they come right up to the 36th Street dock and try to steal suckers being used for musky bait.  Maybe the call of the wild is not really so alien to the South side of Minneapolis, but it looks like the loons have moved in and can be heard calling from time to time. 
    • Sounds like you guys gave her heck up there to find them. I'd be praying thanks, too if I got that one on! ☺️
    • Quick recap:   Weather was too darn “nice”!  Upper 80’s - 90’s; no wind to speak of; mostly sunny. Water temps were anywhere from 64 - 71 depending on location and day.   We looked the lake over from end to end, marking up our map and returning to some places where we saw fish either later the same day or a couple days later.  We could literally see the transition from spawn to post spawn happening during our stay.  Being new to both muskie fishing and that lake, we spent time in dead water as much as good water but feel like we got a pretty good handle on how to go about setting up a more efficient return visit.  It was a lot work and long hours but I’d go back this weekend if I could so I must’ve enjoyed it.   A few pics as hoped for:
    • big dave 2 and leech, darn good lookin meals!!!!  Dave have a good weekend!!!!