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Hey all, I've just split the casing on the way to removing a damaged crankshaft. Not sure of the method for removing the flywheel. The AC manual says to use the "Magneto Rotor Remover set (p/n0444-075)".

Like ever other backyard mechanic, I don't have one of those. Is there an easy way to remove the flywheel? I've got the 22mm nut removed....and now.....????

Thanks in advance
 

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Just spent a few more minutes disassembling. I should be able to bolt a puller onto 2 of the threaded torx bolt holes of the starter clutch. Should be able to jack it off from the crankshaft like that.

Can anyone confirm? Don't want to do any damage.
 

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I tried a 3 bar puller in the torx bolt holes with no luck. Used the arctic cat puller and it came off easily. DONT use heat the chrome on the inside of the flywheel is very thin and will pop off. I hope this helps Good Luck
 

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Hmmm..that's not the news I was hoping for...thanks for the advice though. I'll probably do the same, try a 3 bar and cross my fingers. The crankshaft is toast anyway, so even if I have to bore it out and deal with it in a lathe or press, that's not all bad.:(
 

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The AC puller is what I had to use. It came off easily.
You may bring in the motor to the dealer and they could zip it off for you.
My dealer let me borrow one for the day.
 

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I've got my doubts that they will loan it out, I'll try an off the shelf 3 bar puller and if that doesn't do it perhaps I'll make a 6 hole puller and jack it off with that.
 

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So i decided to skip the 3 bar puller and made up a puller using all 6 of the starter bolt threaded holes. I was picturing the 3 bolts snapping or stripping out the threaded starter holes.

Worked out great. Probably could have gotten away with a 2 hole puller, better safe than sorry though.
 

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Yea in the block where the jug goes on,clutch housing and cover. wet clutch cover, mag cover and the oil pan.
 

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Unfortunately there's no good substitute for the proper tools. You ll have to buy the puller or try to get it on loan from a shop.

Seems you've misunderstood James, the puller I made worked fine. In other words, there is always a good substitute for the proper tool!! :D
 
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