Homelite chain saw clutch failure

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Old 03-14-09, 08:31 PM
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Homelite chain saw clutch failure

I have a Homelite 10 inch chain saw, about 30 years old. The engine runs, but the clutch will not drive the chain. The clutch is held in place by a spring steel keeper. I have another saw that I can cannibalize to repair it, but don't know how to get the keeper out. How do I repair it?
 
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Old 03-14-09, 09:05 PM
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A keeper as in a snap ring? Does it have holes at the ends for snap ring pliers? I don't recall a clutch that is held in by a snap ring/clip. Most of them unscrew from the crankshaft in the same direction that the engine rotates.
 
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No it does not have holes in the ends, just two blunt ends that are only about 1/16 inch apart. It appears to be pretty good steel too.
 
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Old 03-15-09, 08:23 PM
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And this is clipped onto the crankshaft, holding the clutch on?
 
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What is the model # or UT#?
 
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Yes the little clip is on the end of the shaft and holds the clutch on.
The Serial number is 781240558.
The UT number is UT 105144
 
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Old 03-16-09, 09:41 PM
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Ok, that is an E-ring. You should be able to put a thin screwdriver between the ring and the crankshaft, turn the screwdriver, and the ring will pull out of the groove. Watch out that you don't lose it, it will probably pop off once it gets past the widest part of the crankshaft.
 
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Thanks. I had to put the right size socket over the clip and pound the devil out of it, but then it came off with the screwdriver.
 
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Old 03-18-09, 08:22 PM
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