Removing a flywheel from a taper-fit.

The following steps are the recommended procedure for removing a flywheel as per the Kohler XT-series Workshop Manual. It should work for other taper-fit installations as well.

Steps:

1. Using a flywheel holding tool to hold flywheel, remove nut inside drive cup.

2. Remove drive cup and lift off fan, noting orientation on flywheel for reassembly.

3. Flywheel is mounted on a tapered shaft. To break it loose, use a rubber mallet to land a firm blow toward outer rim of flywheel. Remove flywheel.

4. Remove flywheel key from crankshaft.

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