Removing PTO Clutch

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Grounds Keeper, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Grounds Keeper

    Grounds Keeper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Help! anyone know how to remove? I took the center bolt out, but not sure if I should pry on it or not. Went out today, Toro 500 series, 550 hours / 3 months out of warranty...Thanks!!
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,022

    If it's bad put a pry bar on one side and while holding pressure tap the other side with a hammer. Install the new one with some type of anti-seize lube.
     
  3. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    Yes if it is junk take some high heat to it and pull-pry evenly till it comes off. Just becareful not to get the lower engine seal hot or you will have opened a can of worms for yourself! I had one that went out last year and we had one hell of a time getting it off. If all else fails CAREFULLY torch it of or junks of it then hit hard with a chisel and hammer.............wear safetyglasses!
     
  4. DJL50

    DJL50 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 268

    Just FYI- I am no expert but I thought my clutch was bad so I took it to my dealer and he looked at it and said it was ok an I must had a bad spindle on the deck. That was the problem. Just a thought for you to check if you have not.
     

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