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stihl hs 45 clutch removal

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by extreme lawn care, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. extreme lawn care

    extreme lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    how do you remove the clutch on a hs 45? i know that it unscrews but how do you keep the crank from spinning and what do you turn the clutch with?
  2. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    You are going to need a piston stop(goes in spark plug hole to stop motor) and a clutch tool bolth u can get from your local Stihl dealer
  3. extreme lawn care

    extreme lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    You can use recoil rope pushed in to the spark plug hole for a piston stop. Of course you have to make sure the piston is near TDC, either past or before depending on what direction the clutch must take for removal. I've never had a problem removing the clutch with a brass punch and hammer. Most clutches have an arrow designating the direction for removal or installation--one good rap normally will loosen them.
  5. GlynnC

    GlynnC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 913

    This method works great--just stuff some rope into the spark plug hole, then turn pistion tight against it--just be sure to keep some rope hanging out so you can pull the rope back out!!

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