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Husky 359 clutch bearing lube tech

I am not sure as to the maintenance procedure for lubricating the clutch needle bearing on a Husky 359. The owners manual is useless in that regard.
Please advise.
Thanks much.

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  • carlc137 Jan 26, 2009

    I assumed as much and did so ( lubed the access hole with a small grease gun in the center of the clutch) But was not sure if that was actually reaching the bearing. I appreciate your prompt and very helpful response. Thank You.

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Remove the chain brake cover and check the end of the crankshaft to see if there is a small hole for the roller nose lube gun that should have came with the saw. If so, inject a couple of pumps into this hole which will put grease into the bearing.

If no hole exists then you will have to remove the clutch housing from the saw which can only be done easily with an air or electric impact wrench. The nut comes of in the OPPOSITE direction (counterclockwise) that the nut rotates in when in operation - this should be very easy. Then remove the clutch housing which will expose the needle bearing and using your fingers smear the bearing with a small amount of light high pressure grease. Then replace the clutch housing and turn the nut in the opposite direction you used to take it off with your fingers until it is snug - then use the impact wrench in a very short burst to tighten the nut. Finally replace the clutch housing and/or bar and chain.

For a casual user this should only have to be done once a year as good quality chain oil can get into this area and provide some lubrication.

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