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Removing clutch from Kohler/kawasaki

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by FloridaClay, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. FloridaClay

    FloridaClay LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2

    I have a Toro that I need to remove the clutch. I took out the bolt that I thought held the pulley/clutch in place, but there's a large nut which is rounded with two straight sides. I wasn't expecting to encounter this nut.When I try to turn the nut off, it rotates the shaft. How do you get this nut off without rotating the shaft? Again, I was surprised as I thought the clutch would just slide off of the shaft. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,910

    Look, the clutch DOES just slide off the crankshaft. It's just stuck. That " nut " is basically a thick washer with a step that fits in the bore. Not threaded, doesn't hold the clutch on.
    Ya may have to tap on the clutch while ya pull/ pry it off.
    Use a bit of never seeze when ya install the clutch.
  3. OP

    FloridaClay LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2

    Ahhh, great information. I couldn’t tell if it was threaded or not. The opposite sides that are straight on the thick washer had me concerned it was threaded and thus, had to be turned off. I’ll work on it again today. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.

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