Author Topic: starter clutch  (Read 920 times)


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starter clutch
« on: July 14, 2002, 11:03:59 AM »
ok i am stupid i have read the post and still cant fighure out how to get this thing apart. Have remooved side cover idle gear but that is as far as i can get. Put a harmonic puller into the 3 pre drilled bolts removed center nut applied a lot of toruge and nothing what am i missing here .Are the flywheel and manget thing seprate .by a whole lot of toruge we are talking about a ton of there a set screw i am missing .i can see the other screws are backed out just cant get to them


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Re: starter clutch
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2002, 01:05:30 PM »
I just did mine yesterday, so I can tell you...

It takes a LOT of pressure to get that thing off.  Once I got the center bolt out (huge pain by itself), I attached the puller and tightened it as much as I possibly could without breaking the damn thing.  Then I took a 16-ounce hammer and smacked the end of the bolt much harder than I thought was reasonable.  Repeated 12 times, then it finally popped off all at once.  That tapered shaft end really does its job.

Make sure you put a box underneath it to catch the rollers and springs and everything that are bound to pop out of your clutch.

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Re: starter clutch
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2002, 03:11:08 PM »
Shwuz is exactly right, you have to smack the hell out of that puller center bolt to get the flywheel off.
wedge a rag in the gear behind the flywheel that connects to the balance shafr to prevent the flywheel from turning when removing or installing the center bolt.  did you check the condition of the stator while you had the cover off?

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Re: starter clutch
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2002, 06:05:38 PM »
well it came off I have taken apart heavy  equiment that came apart better than that.used a porta power @15 ton heat and a big hammer. wont be doing this again anytime soon. thanks jim


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