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Old 11-29-2019, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't get the primary to pop off of a new to me 06 Fusion 600. I'm using the tool that I've always used on my XC500s and XC700. I've looked it up and it looks like the same tool. Thoughts? Is it just stuck on? If it is just stuck does anybody have advice?

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i always add a ton of grease in the bolt hole, teflon tape the puller really well and start going to town. When the puller gets really tight with my breaker bar, i use my hammer and tap the end and the sides of the puller. Usually pops off right away after a few raps.
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i always add a ton of grease in the bolt hole, teflon tape the puller really well and start going to town. When the puller gets really tight with my breaker bar, i use my hammer and tap the end and the sides of the puller. Usually pops off right away after a few raps.
So you tap the end of the puller toward the crank, then side to side?

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If you have a high quality impact wrench use that.
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i always add a ton of grease in the bolt hole, teflon tape the puller really well and start going to town. When the puller gets really tight with my breaker bar, i use my hammer and tap the end and the sides of the puller. Usually pops off right away after a few raps.


Instead of grease use water. Iíve used grease and it makes a hell of a mess and can get air pockets. I bent the tip of my puller many years ago. So I cut the tip off and use water now. Tip the sled on its side and fill with water. Then use a heavy layer of Teflon tape on the threads of the puller. I always use a impact gun because your not really putting a metal on metal contact on the crank. Just pure hydraulic pressure. Leave the belt on too because when it pops, it comes off with a vengeance.


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I have seen cranks twist sections, mostly the PTO end when using an Impact, they are only a pressed fit and can twist a degree or 2.
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Lube the threads of the puller and the tip. You'd be surprised how much that helps. Thats made the difference multiple times on stuborn clutches.
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yes, just give it a good tap, DON'T hammer it. You can use water too, but since mines usually on a lift, the grease doesn't run out of the hole. If it was on the ground i'd tip it and use water.
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I can't get the primary to pop off of a new to me 06 Fusion 600. I'm using the tool that I've always used on my XC500s and XC700. I've looked it up and it looks like the same tool. Thoughts? Is it just stuck on? If it is just stuck does anybody have advice?

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Try a heat gun on the steel section of the clutch between the clutch faces. don't be afraid to get it hot. your engine and belt get it very hot. DO NOT use an impact wrench, pounds on the bearings and shortens the life span. Good luck.
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It seems like I'm using all the threads on the puller, and not reaching the back of the crank hole. I tried again today with a little grease on the tip and in the threads as well, but no go. I've used the puller at least a dozen times on my XCs and my Dad's Classic, but I don't remember how deep the threads usually go. I decided to work on a different headache today, so I didn't spend a lot of time on this one. When I lay it down to put the skid back in (after a parts run) I'll try adding water, Teflon tape, and a little heat if it still won't come out. I may wait till I get to use that puller on an XC to see how deep it goes..

I've had them fight to stay on before, but never this bad.

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