25 thoughts on “How To Remove The Flywheel On a Lawn Tractor with Briggs & Stratton Engine.

  1. Took some convincing, but my flywheel popped with the exact same sound! Impact wrench ftw.
    It always instills a bit more courage when I see what I THINK I am doing right actually work.
    Thank you for posting this.

  2. Dony, How do you adjust the torque on your impact wrench? I've had 3 keys break as soon as I turn my ignition on. I was told not enough torque, and the specs says 100 ft/lb. I know I did more than that and still my keys broke. I bought an impact wrench like yours ( 300 ft/lb ) max. I don't know what else it could be since there's no binding when I turn it by hand.

  3. The flywheel was stuck with a rust weld type of hold. I could not get it to pop off. I than decided to use a blow torch to heat it up and some pb blaster. Finally it made a loud pop noise and came off.

  4. dony can you tell me what the reading should be when a meter is put to the battery and the stator is working I have the same eng. in dc volts im getting 12.79 does this mean its charging.  thank you for help

  5. I have a fly wheel on a Craftsman snow thrower 247.889703 that won't brake loose. There are no hole to attach a puller to. Any help would be appreciated.

  6. What is that half circle thing called that was underneath the flywheel? Is that what is supposed to keep the battery charged? I have a Scotts S2046 with what I believe is a similar type of engine and it's always had a probably starting from day one. When it was delivered it wouldn't start until I charged up the battery and then while it was still under warranty they changed the solenoid at least twice and I've had to replace the battery like three times so I'd really like to get to the bottom of this. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Hi donyboy73! Very informative vids! It's helped me through my project. I am about to re-install my flywheel on my B&S 31D777 engine. Manufacturer recommends 100 ft-lb torque but my question is can I use an Electric Impact Wrench (230 ft-lb max, no other settings) to do this? Will this crack the flywheel or bolts? Thank you.

  8. mmmm hi there ..what should a good key look like for the flywheel ?took mine of looks rather odd shaped etc but cannot find anyone to verify whether mine is in good or bad shape as yet

  9. Or how I did it at school….big ass hammer and a prybar. Plastic cover shot off and we thought it was the flywheel, and ran for cover. I've never laughed so hard.

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