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How do i get the clutch off of a poulan chainsaw. i know it is a left handed thread but how do you hold it fixed to turn it off?

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Try stuffing some starter cord into the spark plug hole to block the piston rising--make sure that the piston is high enough in the cylinder that the cord doesn't get jammed into one of the cylinder side ports (exhaust or transfer). It also requires a special tool to turn the clutch. Don't use an impact wrench as it will shear the flywheel key. Good luck.

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