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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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2008 sportsman 400 HO clutch removal

Any tips or tricks to getting this clutch removed. It has the nut holding it on instead of the threaded rod that most clutches seem to have. There's really no place to insert a rod to keep it from spinning while I loosen the nut. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 07:29 PM
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Impact?
Doesn't look like an OEM clutch.

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Put a large zip tie around the belt from top to bottom, between the primary and secondary pulleys and squeeze the belt as tight as you can get it....... use a impact gun, with transmission in park, that should hold it from spinning


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I can't keep it from spinning as I try to loosen the nut. Clutch is original as I bought the machine new. Saw the same clutch on pics of a 2007 hawkeye 300.
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Thanks FPD218, I'll give that a try!!!!
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No puller is needed - the clutch assembles piece by piece like most all Chinese clutches

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Even though it comes off piece by piece I still need to get the nut off the shaft. Unfortunately the way it's designed I cant keep the clutch from spinning like almost ever other clutch on the market. I've tried everything and looked for tools to help. I cant find anything. Posting here because I know you guys know all the tricks and hopefully this helps some moron like me in the future.
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I just use an air impact driver and no holding tool is needed - Polaris does offer special tools, but with an impact wrench the holding tools are not needed - the nut has an integral collar that is peened into a recess on the crankshaft to prevent it form loosening - it is recommended the nut be replaced each time it has been peened and removed - it is not always necessary because it doesn't always stop in the same place and many times it stops in an unused portion of the collar, but it's a good idea to get a nut just in case it's needed - may not be needed this time , but almost certainly will the next time it's removed

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Thanks Latebird, I'll give that a try.
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Tried an air impact gun and it didn't work. Probably my small pancake air tank. Borrowed my neighbors DeWalt electric impact gun and it came off in seconds!!!!
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