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Removing crankshaft


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10-05-04, 02:25 PM   #1  
Removing crankshaft

I just bought a bunch of returned Homelite string trimmers and blowers from a large store close to where I live. I am in the process of salvaging usable parts. All of the engines have the same "basic" build-up. The crankshaft is single ended with two ball bearings on the flywheel side. My question is, how do remove these crankshafts and bearings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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10-05-04, 07:58 PM   #2  
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remove the engine from the housing , then remove the flywheel and cyclinder.
remove the sump cover, slide the piston and rod assy. from the crankshaft. slide the crankshaft out.

 
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10-05-04, 08:23 PM   #3  
I'm afraid it's not that easy. All that I have is the crankcase with crankshaft and bearings. I was wondering if maybe I could press the crankshaft out. I've tried wedgeing under the counter weight with a couple of screwdrivers...it will move out a little...but then stops. Some of the crankshafts are approximately 1-1/2" long (on the flywheel end), while others are 4" long...depending on whether or not it has a clutch.

 
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10-05-04, 10:08 PM   #4  
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ive never seen the problem you describe.

 
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10-05-04, 11:58 PM   #5  
It's been a long time since I removed one, but I think they just press out on a homelite.


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