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    Pro 1200 Coupler

    I am working on a 2000 Pro 1200 that looks like the Driveshaft coupler is broke. I can turn the driveshaft by hand and the connection is broke at the coupler. I dont have the coupler removal tool so is there a way I can get it off without having it? I already have the pump off but the driveshaft is still on. Thanks


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    Try a large pipe wrench on the coupler. Pull the rear sparkplug out and snake a piece of clothesline rope down the hole to keep the crank from spinning.

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    When feeding rope/bungee cords down the sparkplug hole, you want to make sure the rope doesn't fall down a port opening. This will put a "side load" on the piston, and possibly do damage.

    So, make sure the piston is past the port openings, then feed the rope/bungee cord through the plug hole.

    I say bungee cord, because it seems to work best for me.

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    Here's a more detailed explanation
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...23#post1105423

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    Just wondering, is there a chance of stretching the head bolts by using this method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thester71 View Post
    Just wondering, is there a chance of stretching the head bolts by using this method?
    Nope.

    There is a lot more force on the head during engine operation, than during coupler removal.

    Just make sure the rope is not snagged in any of the cylinder ports, and stuff as much of the rope in as will reasonably fit.

    If you are worried about the spark plug tip, unscrew it before applying the wrench to the coupler.

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    Thanks Guys, the bungee cord worked pretty good. My coupler is shot. Where is the best place to get a replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Thanks Guys, the bungee cord worked pretty good. My coupler is shot. Where is the best place to get a replacement?
    I've got one for sale, PM me if interested.

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