Stihl FS80 clutch bearing

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Saw Dr, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Saw Dr

    Saw Dr LawnSite Member
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    Anyone here know if the clutch bell bearing on the FS75/80/85 series is a standard off-the-shelf item? I know, Stihl wants you to replace the whole housing. I'm not doing that for a growly bearing. I think it is a 6202 or something similar. Can't remember, and don't want to trash what is there trying to remove it. It is working right now.
     
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If I remember correctly the bearing is molded into the housing, I can try and check one tomorrow to be sure...
     
  3. Saw Dr

    Saw Dr LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. The one I have here has a pretty rusty output spline (square) drive on the clutch bell. Even if I take off the external expanding ring, I doubt the clutch bell will slide out without force. Using force will almost certainly destroy what's left of the bearing.

    If it is molded in, I see me using a sealed bearing and JB weld to re-install the new one.
     
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok checked it out and it is a molded assembly your dealer should have for around $36.00 I have never tried the jb thing so good luck let us know how it holds up.
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  5. Saw Dr

    Saw Dr LawnSite Member
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    This trimmer (and several others) are for sale. I'm not spending $36 on it. I think I have a spare housing somewhere here. I'm going to dig one out, and try pressing that bearing out from the shaft side. Worst case, I ruin a junk housing. Like I said, the trimmer works fine and the clutch doesn't drag. I can hear the bearing making noise, though, and don't want to sell it that way if I can fix it for reasonable $.
     

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