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Hown do you remove the clutch plate on a Husquvarna 455 Rancher

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Start by removing the chain brake/side cover, make sure the brake is off before removing, remove the guide bar and chain, the clutch centre has two cut a ways designed to take a screw driver blade, the clutch is just spun onto the crank with a left hand thread, insert the screw driver into one of the cut a ways parallel with the machine, and strike with a suitable hammer, this will eventually jar the clutch off against the compression of the saw, it may well take a good few strikes, but it will go. There is a workshop tool availabe, with a 19mm nut on the top, and two legs to fit into the clutch centre, so as to fit an impact wrench and jar it off , part no. 502541601

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