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Need to remove starter pawl on Echo PB403T

I just bought the replacement recoil assembly for Echo PB403T. I double checked the part number and it IS correct, however although the recoil looks the same, the pawl that came with the new assembly is different than the one on the machine, so i need to switch out the pawl also. The pawl screws on to the shaft, but its seems theres no way to lock down the shaft to unscrew the old pawl, unless i lock the piston, which seems like alot of work to just switch out a recoil assembly. Any ideas how to remove the starter pawl. ?

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Turns out there is a reverse thread on the clutch hub (the "Y" shaped piece). I poked around some on the web and got some ideas, but they called for a special tool that it made by echo that fits in around the legs of the hub, and once you've prevented the crankshaft from turning by blockiing the piston, it turns (clockwise) with a wrench. I didn't have that tool, nor did I want to spend $19.95 to buy one, so I stuck a plastic toothbrush handle into the exhaust port to block the piston from moving, and used an open-end wrench just wide enough to fit over one of the legs in the "Y" shaped clutch hub. Then I took a large crescent wrench and closed it over the open-end wrench, right down next to the hub. So, if the saw is lying on its side, with the clutch facing up, the open-end wrench is inserted straight down straddling one leg of the clutch hub, and the crescent wrench is positioned horizontally gripping the bottom end of the open ended wrench to provide a "handle" for leverage. Holding the saw securely somehow (I used my elbow), left hand gripping the open-end wrench and pushing it down into the clutch so it won't slip out, I used my right hand to provide the clockwise motion on the crescent wrench as a lever/handle. Clutch popped free after a few seconds of pressure.

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