Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

Broken crankshaft on Poulan PP4218AVX Chainsaw

As I was gently taking apart my chainsaw for cleaning today, the end of my crankshaft holding the sprocket for the clutch on just fell off. The end of the shaft just sheared off very neatly, so I looked up all the instructions on how to swap out the clutch since I already have another Poulan saw I can use for parts. I got the clutch off the parts saw only to realize that crankshaft is on there pretty good. Is there any easy way to remove the shaft from the broken/parts saw and put it on the other saw? I know everything there is to know about how to remove/replace all the clutch parts. I just need to know if it's possible to take out the crankshaft and swap it out with the other saw.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

YES IF SAME MODEL AND SIZE, MAY BE IT WORKING PULL OUT THE DEFECTIVE ONCE AND REPLACE OR SWAPPING BY THE OTHERS SAME IN SIZE AND MODEL. I THINK ITS GUARANNTY WORKING..

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

Testimonial: "But how do I remove the crankshaft??"

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

dennisgladx
  • 52 Answers

SOURCE: Poulan Wildthing 18" chainsaw 2375 sprocket/drum replacement

mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 mso 9]> mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Hi tchild,
my name is Dennis Gladx and I can assist you with the problem of getting the sprocket off of the crankshaft of your chainsaw.

To remove the centrifugal clutch and sprocket you unscrew it from the crankshaft and it has a left hand thread. Also a little trick to remove anything from a crankshaft that could turn while you want to unscrew the item, Remove the spark plug and insert some rope into the cylinder for the piston to squeeze against and you will jam the piston without damage.

Glad to be of assistance Please rate this solution because I can learn from your rating. Thank you



Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Poulan Pro Clutch Removal

Yes there is a special tool to engage on the clutch. You can get it from the Poulan web site - I think it is part number 31112 - cost about $5. Maybe you can get by without it, by using a screwdriver and hammer, but the tool was easy and risk free. You also have to stop the piston, as the previous poster said. I Googled how to do this, and the consensus seemed to be that it's easiest to stick rope down inside the cylinder, avoiding pusing it through the exhaust port. That worked like a charm. I used a hammer to hit a wrench on the clutch tool to break it loose.

Many thanks to the original answerer for getting me on the track to solving this.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

dontbother10
  • 2220 Answers

SOURCE: lost my manual for my poulan pro 255 chainsaw the

If looking for parts your OM is of little value. You can find an IPL (exploded parts list) here (only one PP255 listed):
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/PP255-Gas-Saw/75.PP255-Gas-Saw.1.59.1.html
Rear vibration (isolation spring)s appear to be item 5 or 59 on the "Exterior Assembly" print.

Poulan replacement OM.
http://72.3.225.179/manuals/87722e.pdf

There is contact us number in the OM if you want to contact Poulan. HTH
Lou

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you very much for the information that you sent me. i spent two hours on a dial up modem trying to find the part and 20 seconds to read your rep"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need to replace the bolt/rod holding the sprocket onto the clutch assembly on my Poulan chainsaw


sorry but from what I am seeing and reading, the clutch screws onto the crankshaft then the clutch drum slides onto the crankshaft and an E clip holds it in place... if that rod is broken this means your crankshaft is broken meaning throw it away

Dec 28, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Where do I find the serial number on model number PP4218AVX?


It was very often just on a decal stuck to the top cover, some have a plate on the drive side just to the left of the chain catcher.

Apr 11, 2011 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

I have a model pp4218avx.when i try and start it.it leaks a little gas out the exaust muffler and wont start


I had this problem and I have no idea how it got fixed, because I carefully took everything apart and put it back together. WOW-it lives and doesn't leak. The only thing I regularly do is inspect gaskets and turn them over when possible. I also am very careful to tighten opposing bolt patterns and evenly when there's only two or three.

Jun 15, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

Yes i cracked the oil housing for my poulan pp4218avx 42cc chain saw and I was wondering if they sale a replacement housing to repair the saw.


A Poulan PP4218AVX Gas Saw link follows:
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/PP4218AVX-Gas-Saw/75.PP4218AVX-Gas-Saw.1.59.1.html
See the "Handle, Chassis and Bar Assembly" print, item 38. Is this what is broken? If yes it is possible to replace it, it is not terribly expensive, it is a great deal of precision work. I hope you already removed the clutch (left handed thread). I would probably keep this for parts and purchase a PP4218AVHD Gas Saw Type 2 as a replacement. HTH
Lou

Feb 23, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

The back post that holds the bar has come loose and turns


Provided your saw is a PP4218AVX, tThe bar studs are item 41 on the "Handle, Chassis & Bar Assembly" here:
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/PP4218AVX-Gas-Saw/75.PP4218AVX-Gas-Saw.1.59.1.html

If not an AVX the correct IPL can be found here:
Poulan.com
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
The dash number of your serial number is the type.

The tank is usually split to install a new bolt. Please read some of the repairs here:

ArboristSite.com Chainsaw thread (free to join)
http://www.arboristsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9
Sealing the new bolt to the fuel tank is the hard part.
Good Luck
Lou

Jan 17, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

Poulan Pro 42cc Just Won't Cut It


The chain is directional, only cuts one way. If a new chain won't cut, it must be on backwards.

Apr 27, 2009 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

1 Answer

Poulan 2550 chainsaw does not lube the chain


sometimes the oi lpumps fail or get clogged youll have to take it apart and replace/clean the pump. let me know if you want more instructions on this

Apr 23, 2009 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

Not finding what you are looking for?
Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18" Logo

Related Topics:

282 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Poulan Garden Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

605 Answers

Are you a Poulan Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...