*This part replaces obsolete part #: 545172001.
|Product Number: 579551001|
|Weight: 0.42 lbs.|
|Shipping: Ships Worldwide|
|This item is a genuine Poulan replacement part that has been sourced from the original manufacturer to be used with chainsaws. The clutch is a complete part assembly that includes the spring and the clutch shoes. This item rotates with the motor shaft and prevents the chain from moving when idle and drives the clutch drum/sprocket when the RPM is increased. This item is available as an individual replacement part.|
This item works with the following types of products:
- • Chain Saw
- • Saw
2. Removed spark plug
3. Put nylon rope in cylinder
4. Vice grips on clutch screw driver help turn reverse threads
5. Screwed new clutch on tightened with vice grips an screw driver
6. Put bar chain cover removed rope replaced spark plug
7. Worked great no movement of chain at idle
Remove 13mm nuts from side cover. Release safety brake. Remove side cover. (usually you pull spark plug and insert string into cylinder) But I just smacked clutch outer with a big slot screwdriver and hammer. Spin it off and remove. Now pull up on clutch drum. Make sure to replace washers behind and inside drum in same order when you put new drum on. Thread on new clutch assembly. Tap again with screwdriver/hammer to seat it. Replace side cover, hand tighten 13mm nuts. Screw the chain tension adjuster out a bit to get side cover on nicely if it's not going. Hand tighten 13mm nuts on side cover. Adjust chain tension again. Tighten cover nuts. Done.