Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
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.
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
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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.
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Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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
If looking for parts your OM is of little value. You can find an IPL (exploded parts list) here (only one PP255 listed):
Rear vibration (isolation spring)s appear to be item 5 or 59 on the "Exterior Assembly" print.
Poulan replacement OM.
There is contact us number in the OM if you want to contact Poulan. HTH
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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