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05-03-2004 03:51 AM  13 years agoPost 1
gman

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Attleboro, Massachusetts

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My clutch is stull fully fastned to the cooling fan even though I have removed the two screws. What is the best way to remove it without bending the crankshaft.

Thanks

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05-03-2004 04:20 AM  13 years agoPost 2
TerranAce007

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Austin, TX

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wrap a towel or something around the fan to give yourself something to hold onto, use a heat gun to warm up the clutch and loosen the loctite, then use one of those rubber things you open jars with to crank the clutch shoe off.

Or, clamp the engine down somehow via the clutch shoeand put your screwdriver into the middle hole so it is pushing against the crankshaft. Use a hammer to gently tap until it loosens up.

I have been known to use too much loctite as well, so I have had to do this many times...

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05-03-2004 04:22 AM  13 years agoPost 3
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

1 remove carb and insert toothbrush handle in as far as it will go

2 put shank end of drill bits into mounting holes ensuring no contact is made with threaded portion beneath clutch

3 pass a larger screwdriver between the drill bits and use this to twist the clutch off the fan hub working gently to avoid "picking up" material from the hub to clutch.

sometimes a wee squeeze of light oil may help

Regards Don

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05-03-2004 04:29 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Peter65

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Roxby Downs, South Australia.

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Becareful not to put too much pressure on the arms or you might snap them off. Not good

Laughing at yourself will lengthen your life. Laughing at me will shorten it...

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05-03-2004 04:42 AM  13 years agoPost 5
tailrotordave

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Burbank, Ca

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Much easier way is to take a small flat head screwdriver and take turns putting it in the open holes(from the bottom) on each side and gently pry the clutch off the fan housing. I see you still have a bit of one hole left and the other hole is still intact--that shoe is still on. I struggled to figure out a good way and laughed when I realized how easy this way is. Take your time and lift the clutch a bit on each side. You'll have it off in no time...............

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