Are there any tricks to removing the clutch off of a York compressor without using the special too they show in the manual? I don't want to damage anything, but I can't figure out how to get a grip on the clutch so i can losen the bolt holding it on the shaft.
I have always removed the clutches with an impact wrench. You remove the retaining bolt, and then use a 5/8" coarse threaded bolt to drive the pulley off the shaft. I have never used any special tools.
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Re: Removing York clutch without special tool?
That's a clever way of doing it. When I popped a clutch off one in the junkyard, I just used my vicegrips to hold the clutch from spinning. It worked, but it didn't seem to healthy for the clutch assembly.
Thanks for the replies. I'll hit it with the air impact wrench tonight.
I never was that great at physics or whatever...I just pictured the clutch spinning really fast with the impact wrench and nothing coming loose.
We did about 10 of them yesterday (searching a yard). you don't even need an impact. Just use a pair of vise-grips or channel-locks to grab the edge of the clutch/face to keep it from spinning. Then just "pop" the wrench on your 5/8" bolt until it breaks free. It won't take much.