20 Most Recent Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18" Questions & Answers

Should be a screw next to the bar. you can tighten it and it will tighten the chain. Keep in mind that the 2 bolts holding the bar and cover in place have to be loose to do this.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Dec 28, 2019

have you tried spraying Starter fluid into the Carb to see if it will at least try to run and verify you have good spark?

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

If you entered the 42CC 18" it is a PP4218(AV, AVHD or AVL) Gas Saw Type 2. The letters after the 18 correspond to the type of chain tensioning system.
The dash number of your serial number is the type. Match the "Handle, Chassis and Bar Assembly" with your saw to complete the IPL.
An OM and less detailed IPL for your saw can be found here:
Type just the model numbers (choose the suffix after the list is provided).

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Feb 22, 2019

With the throttle body in place. The backside (facing the fire wall) has two hex fuel ports. The port closer to the passenger side is the fuel supply. The fuel port closer to the driver's side is the fuel return.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Sep 27, 2018

I can't find your model number at Poulanpro.com but in all the chainsaws that I have worked on the starter rope comes in the cover which is held on by usually 4 or so screws. I suggest that you go to the site I listed and look at the 42 CC engine (they have a parts manual for it) before removing anything else. Let me know if I can help further.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Apr 29, 2018

Ignition modules run about $35.00 each depending on the year model and product.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018

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Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018

because you interfered with it , the warranty is void and if you have a blocked line ( unlikely) then any repairs are at your cost
it could be a stuck valve under the primer bulb that is the problem so remove the bulb and check the valves operation

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jul 11, 2017

This is a common problem. The fuel lines can become brittle and fracture, or sometimes they swell and will not stay on their connections.

The tube that connects between the carburetor and motor is likely used to pulse the fuel pump that is internal to the carburetor.

The primer pulls the fuel through the carburetor drawing the air out. As the primer is stroked first air than fuel is pumped out of the carburetor. The output of the primer returns to the fuel tank. That fuel line appears to have failed or become disconnected in your craftsman. Either the hose has broken at or near the fuel tank, or has pulled out of the tank. There is a small hole in the tank for many machines. The hole is smaller(providing a seal) than the tube diameter requiring a minor force to squeeze the tube back in place.

Look for the fuel feed tube that also connects from the fuel tank to the carberator. Any loose connections will allow air into the carberator and it will not beable to run.

Important is that the fuel feed tube can not be switched with the return tube from the primer. Connected inside the tank is a fuel filter that protects the carberator from contamination.

Hope this helps?



Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017

carb needs cleaned or adjusted .

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jun 25, 2017

The chain needs sharpened or replaced. You can purchase the tools from any hardware store, and sharpen the chain yourself in about 15 minutes. Don't worry, your saw is just fine!

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Detent broken? Lever stop broken?

New ones are here

The word is ' won't ' by the way :>)

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Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Jul 09, 2016

Try adjusting the idle 5crew on the carb. Its usually marked with an [ I ]
To get it just right, make sure your chain brake is off, screw in the idle 5crew, the saw will rev and the chain will start to turn. Now back the idle off until the chain stops moving and the engine is ticking over nicely.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on May 05, 2016

I assume you are referring to a pullen pro chain saw. If so, the cable that links from the trigger to the carburetor is stuck. This can happen due to trash and dirt stuck in the trigger area, or the carburetor needs cleaning. Or the cable or wire to the carburetor is bent. See if the connection between the trigger and carb moves freely when not running.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on May 02, 2016

What is the MODEL of your saw.?

I'm guessing its possibly the PP4218 here's a couple of manuals to help you. Its a pretty simple process of removing one and putting the pipes back on.

http://www.poulanpro.com/ddoc/PPOO/PPOO2010_USen/PPOO2010_USen__115156526.pdf - owners manual

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/24/2470e23d-a484-4d9a-adfc-2bb17fd6d798.pdf - parts manual

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on May 02, 2016

Where do the fuel and primer lines go in Craftsman or Poulan Chainsaw
Hope this helps. Also try to avoid using gasoline with ethanol. This causes the lines to deteriate.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on May 01, 2016

Hi Pam:
Using chain saws takes a bit of getting used to, and it can be DANGEROUS.
- The chain must be sharp to be able to cut properly, and a sharp chain "bites" into the wood.
- Before you touch the chain into the wood, you have to speed up the engine. This takes some getting used to.
- Try this technique: With the chain about an inch above where you want to cut, squeeze the throttle about half way so the chain is spinning. Touch the chain to the wood and increase the engine speed as the chain starts to cut. The harder you cut, the more power you need to apply.
After a while it gets to be second nature.
Work Safe, and get an experienced friend to help with some "hands on" coaching.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Nov 26, 2015

The only way a two stroke can smoke is either it is running far too rich ( possible blocked air filter ) or there is too much or incorrect oil in the fuel, if the oil tank for the chain is sepereted from the crankcase by a gasket, it maybe the gasket leaking and allowing chain oil into the crankcase.

Poulan Pro 42CC... | Answered on Nov 24, 2015

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