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How do I get the clutch off to get to the oil pump

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Poulan makes a tool, part # 530031112, with two prongs that fit the grooves on the sides of the clutch. It fits most Poulan saws and trimmers made in at least the last decade. I use a butterfly impact and 3/4 impact socket and turn CLOCKWISE to remove. There should by an arrow and the word off stamped on the clutch This is the tool... That should work for you. Dwain How do I get the clutch off to get to the oil pump - e9f0dfc.jpg

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