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Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« on: August 10, 2012, 06:26:49 AM »
I have our first father/son FL250, never heard it run but going thru all parts first. Engine is free and should not be an issue.
I am on the clutchs now- I have the motor out with drive clutch still on- my problem is the rear driven clucth.
I have it on the bench off of the reduction gear- lossend the spring by turning off the boss inside helix, snap ring is off.
Cant get the helix off- I have been soaking with PB Blasters for 2 days- Should it not just slide off the shaft connecting the pully halfs?

I have tried a little heat from a gun to see if I can expand the metal and get the blasters to go down but not sure if any plastic inside to damage with alot of heat.

I have a puller on it now with a little pressure on it too- but DO not want to break the soft metal.

Any help would be great- Thanks in  advance.

After I get this done I plan to disassemble the Drive clutch to inspect and clean up.

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 05:09:49 AM »
Are you referring to the ramps when you talk about the helix? I assume you got the outside ramps off,but the section against the movable face is stuck?

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 01:27:19 PM »
ok I got the rear (driven) clutch apart ,cleaned and back together.  Now I am on to the Drive clutch on engine- got all apart and cleanedd but now have to order a puller to get off crank- cannot get spider back on using clutch bolt into crank I think the spider is not only splined but tapered. what a pain.

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 04:29:41 PM »
it is tapered but not splined. i use a 7/8 nf bolt about 5 inches long i believe to get the stock one off of the crank if ya cant find a bolt  you can use a piece of althread and weld a nut to the one end, then use an impact wrench to rattle it off. good luck

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 09:26:47 AM »
thanks for the input- I have ordered a puller and will have in couple days- my bigger problem is getting the spider back on the clutch shaft- it has splines and when I get entire clutch off crank I will use a threaded rod of some sorts and make a spider installation cup of some sorts to press back on clutch.
any trick on this?

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 09:57:23 PM »
You don't say what drive clutch you have, but the Skidoo I've pulled apart was just splined, but a tight fit that was tough to get just right to slide back together. Rigging up a holder while using your threaded rod should make it a bit easier.
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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 01:09:57 PM »
I would assume it is original clutch not sure brand- but there is a spline around the shaft about 1/2" long cleaned the groves out and greased up- she is a bear to press back on- made a tool to stradle the shaft and press down on the spider, yet to try it.
Thanks

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 04:46:07 AM »
May the force be with you! :)
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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 01:30:02 PM »
And the Force was- Got the spider back on now both clutches are free and hopefully work fine.
Used long threaded rod in vice- homemade cup to install spider- worked great.

On to finish assembly- thanks for all the help...

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Re: Driven Clutch dis-assembly help
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 06:07:49 AM »
Glad to hear it. Go, man, go!
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