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05-20-03, 08:30 AM   #1  
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Flywheel key

My flywheel key has sheared off. Any quick solution as to how I can get the broken piece out?

 
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05-20-03, 09:35 AM   #2  
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Once you remove the flywheel with a puller, it should just plop right out.

 
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05-20-03, 11:50 AM   #3  
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Thanks Joe. That's pretty much what I figured. You'd think in a town of 100, 000 people I could find one for sale without having to wait two days. Thanks for your help.

 
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05-22-03, 06:45 AM   #4  
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A puller? I believe Sears has pullers you can buy. I bought a Craftsman puller with a lifetime warranty for about 20 bucks.

 
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05-23-03, 12:14 AM   #5  
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Pullers are handy but not always necessary. I removed a cast iron flywheel from a 6 hp Tecumseh that had ten or so years of idleness behind it with some penetrating fluid, a small crowbar, a soft hammer, and some gentle tapping in a circle. Shaft keys can be tapped out using a drift or a punch and light blows.

 
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