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How do I remove the clutch on an Echo chain saw??

I need to remove the engine and can't get it out until I remove the clutch. Do I need a special tool?  What direction does it turn to remove it??

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  • floyd_reed Jan 02, 2009

    I have a ECHO CS 510 and i need to remove the clutch to replace the sprocket how do you remove it?

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Backwards to the rotation of the motor, all you need are basic tools to do this.

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  • soupofdefish Feb 09, 2011

    You need a piston stop and a clutch removal tool. Most echo's you loosen clockwise.

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