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Can't get clutch plate off of makita 340 dcs

What tool do i need to remove the clutch plate from a makita 340 dcs? I can get the nut from the bolt by rotating it clockwise, but then, the clutch plate moves in syncronicity with the threaded shaft, so i have no way of moving the threaded clutch plate in the opposite direction of the threaded shaft, in order to remove it. I am in north east canada. my email is wtbowyer@yahoo.ca

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  • ecologger Oct 21, 2008

    thanks bobcatman. i am assuming that left hand thread translates to rotating the clutch clockwise to remove with the punch of clutch tool? thanks for the complete explanation, i sure appreciate it.



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Thank you bobcatman. i am assuming that left hand thread translates to moving the clutch plate clockwise in order to remove. I sure appreciate the full explanation.

sincerely
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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You need a piston stop to stop the engine from rotating,then with a clutch tool you can spin off the clutch,most of them are left had thread.if you don't have a clutch tool you can use a hammer and punch on one of the main arms of the clutch itself.for a piston stop you can use a piece of 1/4"rope.put the piston at the bottom of the stroke and stuff the rope in the sparkplug hole,this stops the piston from reaching it's full stroke.

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