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I have a 2002 prairie 300 that has a relatively new (6 months/very little ride time) comet 103 hpq primary clutch on it. I was replacing the belt so I decided to buy a clutch puller to make belt installation easier. I had the stock clutch puller, but it does not work for the comet clutch. So, I bought an EPI PCP-1, which I was told was the correct puller for the comet clutch.

Anyway, threaded puller in and tightened with a breaker bar until I couldn't tighten it anymore. The clutch did not pop off. I tried tapping with hammer. I tried heating with heat gun. I tried boiling water. Nothing worked. So, I decided to back out the puller bolt to try something else. I put a rod through clutch and started attempting to turn counter-clockwise to loosen puller bolt. The clutch cage ended up spinning off. That said, I needed to find another way to keep the crank from spinning so I rigged up a way to hold the recoil started pulley so I could back out puller bolt, but ended up breaking the key that hold the pulley on the crank shaft in the process and slightly boogering the end of the crank. I think it's okay but don't want to try that method again in fear that I might cause more damage. I even tried to start the engine and hit with an impact at the same time with no luck. Engine just overpowered impact.

Any ideas? I need a way to keep the crank from spinning so I can back puller bolt out. At this point, the only thing I can think of is to spot weld clutch cage to sand hope the bolt breaks free before the weld.
 

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remove the spark plug, and insert some clean rope (paracord is perfect) into the bore. as much as you can. been stopping pistons like this on tons of small engines.
 
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