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Flywheel removal to replace sheer key

I need to remove the flywheel on a Briggs and Stratton 5 hp engine to replace the sheer key. I have done this before, but I can't remember if the threads on the shaft are right hand or left hand. I have removed the cover and part of the pull cord start assembly. The body keeps the flywheel on and I have not been able to un screw it!

The engine is back firing through the carberator that I'd how I know it has jumped time.

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Thank you! When the righty did not work, too tight I guess, I thought it was time to check with someone else. I will bear down this time!

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smithron4 just checked on one of mine. "righty tighty lefty loosy" So CCW to loosen the nut should work

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