Author Topic: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.  (Read 242 times)

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:46:12 PM »
Well the other day I was using my $30 chainsaw....the engine would run, but the chain was a no go. Smoke poured out of the clutch area frustratedx

So let's take a look at the clutch.


First we remove the sprocket cover, bar and chain.


https://flic.kr/p/23EkuXW


https://flic.kr/p/FzfUzQ


Now we can take of the clutch drum.

https://flic.kr/p/22kLqX6

https://flic.kr/p/22CsdQy

With the drum removed comes the tricky part. You need to find a way to lock the engine so you can lossen the clutch plate.

The easiest way to do this is tye a knot in starter rope, and stick it in the bore of the engine. The rope will keep the piston from going to TDC and keep it jammed(without damaging).


https://flic.kr/p/23EktpW


Next in thread the clutch plate. Here's where I had to get a little redneck engineering involved. I handle have a shop set up at my house. So I had to come up with something. I used the two screws and a large screwdriver to loosen the plate (remember left hand threads!)


https://flic.kr/p/23Hcm5T


Now we can examine the clutch. As you can see the shoes have taken alot of heat from slippage and will get replaced.


https://flic.kr/p/FzfRZj


https://flic.kr/p/23EkrbC


https://flic.kr/p/22CsbK1

Now I will get it all cleaned up, order some parts and get it back together. Stay tuned!



https://flic.kr/p/22kLocX

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
Clearly I don't know how to use flicker I'll try to figure out how to post the pictures.....

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline john k

  • Super Hero
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 2040
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 10:39:10 PM »
Pics open for me.  When a chain stops for me, it is usually the sprocket is worn so much the chain bites in too deep and locks.  Got 3 antique saws like that.   

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 11:10:39 PM »
Pics open for me.  When a chain stops for me, it is usually the sprocket is worn so much the chain bites in too deep and locks.  Got 3 antique saws like that.
That might be a possibility as well, as the sprocket does have wear in it.

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Online slip knot

  • Hunt and peck king
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 4658
  • Location: Texas gulf coast
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 07:41:12 PM »
I had that exact saw in craftsman clothing. It had a bastard chain size and I couldn't get a replacement so it may have went down to china. I haven't seen it in a while.
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

When did the American Dream become an entitlement program?

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 06:39:40 PM »
Replaced the shoes last night. Fairly simple process they pop out and pop back in.

https://flic.kr/p/24bFkgk

https://flic.kr/p/KeGcwK



Reinstalled the clutch with a sharp rap of a hammer and punch.

https://flic.kr/p/24bFqyK



Then ran into a problem.....I ordered a new drum via part number. Well as you can tell the inside diameter of the bearing is too big for my saw. If the gear wasn't shot I would have reused the old one.... luckily I did some measuring and have the right one coming.



https://flic.kr/p/24bFqyK

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:13:16 PM »
Now that we got the right drum and bearing. She goes back together.

Also replaced the recoil spring, and going to replace the fuel filter and fuel line (thought she was a thirsty devil till I saw fuel running down the side)


Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline kwoswalt99

  • Super Hero
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 1925
  • Location: USA
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:25:59 PM »
The gas tank in those is in an inconvenient location. Lol
WARNING: Not a professional.

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 09:27:21 PM »
The gas tank in those is in an inconvenient location. Lol
? Compared to the side opening ones on the new saws?

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline kwoswalt99

  • Super Hero
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 1925
  • Location: USA
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 10:14:55 PM »
The gas tank in those is in an inconvenient location. Lol
? Compared to the side opening ones on the new saws?

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

No I mean when replacing the fuel filter. It's in the center of the saw.
WARNING: Not a professional.

Offline jabberwoki

  • Doooh missed out
  • Knows what a screwdriver is
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 5847
  • Location: puyallup
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 11:07:44 PM »
I`m surprised you could find parts for that ol girl?
There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

Does the need justify the want ? Or does the want suffice?

Offline lauver

  • King of Refurb's
  • Knows what a screwdriver is
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 6734
  • Location: Belton, TX
  • PROTO BetR-Grip Whore
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 04:12:56 PM »
muddy,

Is that your basement shop in the background?  Got any new photos of the shop, your built-ins, and lighting.
Member of PHARTS -  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Offline Muddy

  • Knows nut from bolt
  • ***********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 10818
  • Location: Rock, Pa
  • Wrenching To Keep The American Farmer Growing
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 08:32:21 PM »
The gas tank in those is in an inconvenient location. Lol
? Compared to the side opening ones on the new saws?

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

No I mean when replacing the fuel filter. It's in the center of the saw.
It's on the end of the fuel line dangling in the tank. Hardest part is fishing it out the top lolx
I`m surprised you could find parts for that ol girl?
Google is your friend. I found PDF of old parts catalog. Them take the part number and put it into eBay. Most of what I bought was NOS and fairly cheap. thumbsup2
muddy,

Is that your basement shop in the background?  Got any new photos of the shop, your built-ins, and lighting.
Yep that's my shop. This is how it looks right now.

I one LED lights above the near bench, and like to install one on the far bench. Also working on a plate to mount my vise on the near bench. I also need to find a Bench grinder. (The one in the picture is a bit much for me. It's got crazy rpms!)

It's a work in progress.





Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer."

Offline kwoswalt99

  • Super Hero
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 1925
  • Location: USA
Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 08:45:15 PM »
The gas tank in those is in an inconvenient location. Lol
? Compared to the side opening ones on the new saws?

Sent from the twisted mind of the Mudman.

No I mean when replacing the fuel filter. It's in the center of the saw.
It's on the end of the fuel line dangling in the tank. Hardest part is fishing it out the top lolx

The fuel line in mine disintegrated inside the tank lol
WARNING: Not a professional.

The Garage Gazette

Re: Homelite Chainsaw Clutch replacement.
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 08:45:15 PM »

Tags: