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Hi All,
I’m removing the clutch from the primary and the washer, that I need to remove to be able to attack the clutch puller, is tight like #%*&
Tried brake cleaner, penetration catalyst, and finally heated the outer plate, but nothing.
Anyone with an idea/hack?
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Tried tapping with a flat face punch around the perifery to rock it off the surface?

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Hi Stefan, Loctite when used on nut can hold the washer very strongly.

I know you used heat. How hot? I find hot enough to sizzle spit is what is needed with loctite. The washer is hardened. I tried to drill it, thinking I could use a wire hook or even tap it & use a screw with slide hammer.

Some have fabricated or found a puller such shape they used the spring studs & spring nuts & was able to pull clutch that way. I've not tried that.

Good luck, let us know what happens.
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Hi; I used the rotor to remove that washer; then sanded it a bit the edges to be microns smaller.

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I always use two magnetic pickup probes to pull mine out, though I've never had one really tight as you describe.


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I've used variants of all the suggestions above, and have been successful so far. The last trick in my toolbox would be to try and weld something to the washer.
As a related side note, I stripped the threads off of two pullers struggling with a clutch center once. When I finally got it off I saw that it had sheared the key and the subsequent rotation had friction welded it to the shaft.

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+1 :caused by excessive Loctite blue used on thread which migrates to washer.

It was about c1993 but am fairly sure I pulled on the 3 spring studs with a simple puller.


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