If there was ever a reason to use specialized tools ... PTO coupler removal
is it. I tried heat (really cooked the sucker too), crowbar, steel pipe,
baseball bat, 8 foot 2x4 trimmed on end to fit the coupler teeth snugly.
Was close to throwing the engine in my driveway and running the car over it
a few times. Finally got in touch with someone locally with the
specialized tool to remove PTO couplers. It's a steel disc made to fit
tightly within the coupler. Attach a impact wrench. PTO coupler came off
in 2 seconds. Amazing.
Lesson learned - go to a professional with the specialized tools on PTO
"voidesign" wrote in message
> > Am having one heck of a time getting a PTO coupler off my engine.
> > chain wrench. Tried a crowbar with long pipe extension. Heated it
> > five minutes and let it cool for five minutes. Tried again with heat
> > minutes and let cool for 5 minutes. Just can not get the thing to
> > It does turn counterclockwise to come off doesn't it?
> > Anyone have a suggestion on what to try next?
> > Is it possible to overheat the PTO coupler?
> I was just recently in the same situation, very frustrating. I pretty
> much used the same methods, including a chain wrench with a 6' pipe
> for leverage, no luck. (Be careful with the heat, don't damage your
> seals). I was about to breakout my trusty sawzall and saw my PTO (kaw
> 650) and replace it with a spare, but a lucky last try and some quick
> raps with a heavy hammer, heat and the chain wrench got it off, I
> think it was the sharp force of the hammer that broke the bond. I did
> notice that 30% of the threads on the crank were embedded with
> aluminum from the PTO. Worst case senario, cut it in half and pry off,
> but be careful with the crank threads!. In my case, the worst part was
> prying the cylinder block off the case, had to use my truck, house
> column and chains, sigh, but good luck! >> Stay informed about: Help on PTO coupler removal tips