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Need to replace gear on saw

My gear wore out on the wild thing chain saw and I got a replacement and was going to replace it but can't get the nut off. Can't seem to get the motor held to turn the nut. I know there must be a trick or its got to be easy but this stumps me. Thanks Dan

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An impact is used to remove the nut a a very high rate of psi. there should be an Allen hex head in the shaft to lock the crankshaft in place when removing the nut. I know some do not have this option on smaller Poulan's so the impact will be needed if no provision for a hex head allen wrench is there for you

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512b519.jpg Use a file on the flats of the drive links to remove all burrs.
Then install and properly tension the chain
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Chain Adjustment
  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They do not need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
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Will the starter cover from your first Wild Thing fit?
Have you looked at the starter cover on a different new Wild Thing (demo)? Is it like yours?
Are you releasing the starter rope with it extended?
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