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I'd have to agree with Stan, the bearing is likely bad or the gap between the plates has changed (spacer broke out? - I just out a new one on mine and it had a bad bearing - ouch, they are expensive!!

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Pull the bat. out of the way so you can get to the clutch without any trouble, you could also pull the hood off. This would make it much easier to see what's what. Remove the center bolt going into the crankshaft and pull the outer assembly off the crankshaft. This ussually requires a few raps with a RUBBER hammer to break it free from the crank, then it should slide off. This outer assembly consists of the cast sheave, the outer rotor that holds the bearing, and the rotating part of the clutch group that contains the directional springs. Once off you will see the bearing between the 2 sections and you should be able to turn it freely. The bearing should be completely free urning of rough spots, dragging areas, and excess noise. Any of these can indicate a bad bearing and shows it should be replaced. In yur case it should be locked tight. If it frees up when you remove it look for the above symptoms. If all this looks OK then put the assembly back on the crank and look for a bent drive group. But it should just be the bearing. Hope this helps, Dave.

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