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    Well, I havnt even tried to remove the PTO flywheel yet, I noticed that it doesnt look like any of the pictures in the install guide, or repair manual. From what I read the XP just happens to have a different set up. Is the removal the same? Can I just use a large pipe wrench to remove it? Thanks

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    Yes, it screws off. Yes you can use a pipe wrench.
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    I hate it when I see where someone has used a pipe wrench on a pto. It always scars the pto badly.
    The 1997 XP has a coupler with ears on it, like most other models of jetskis. They make a special coupler tool to remove the pto. But, if you do not have one, you can use a big screwdriver ( real big ) or a small diameter pipe or a breaker bar to remove it. The trick is to pre-heat the pto with a torch to break the loc-tite sealant.
    Be careful not to break an ear off, as they are fragile. Do not attempt this without heat.

    The best way is to buy the proper tool.
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    Alright, so One person says pipe wrench, another says screw driver\breaker. Which is safest? I think ide rather scar the flywheel then break an ear off....right? Heat is gonna be a must. Which method has the smalles possibility of me screwin somethin up?

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    I use breakers also, have done dozens and only broken one.
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    Alright, i could not get that flywheel off! I heated it, and then used pipe wrench to turn it, and i was turning the part with the ears on it, but it never came off, just kept turning...the larger part of the flywheel was NOT turning with it...didnt seem right. I cant even fathom how you guys fit a pipe between the ears, maybe a small screw driver, but thats besides the point. Which part is actually threaded onto the crankshaft? The outer ring? or the part with the ears? Really frustrated, and gotta send this thing out by monday!

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    The part with the ears...."is the PTO and that whole thing is threaded to the crank".

    Turn it counter clockwise....but i suggest watching the heat or your gonna destroy your rear crank seal, then you have bigger issues.

    Just a suggestion, for 20.00 a dealer can pop it off in 10 miniutes, up to you.

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    I understand that the PTO is the part with the ears. The EARS part is attached to a PLATE, it seems more like the plate part of the PTO is what is threaded to the crank. IT wont spin, but the EARS part spins all day long, and doesnt appear to go anywher, and no the crankshaft isnt spinning.

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    Sorry man......you have the wrong year and model then..........what plate? 97 XP, which i have and own has no so called plate. A 97 XP has the 5 ear PTO flywheel that just twists on the crank. What plate are you referring to........look at my pic, is that the ski you have?

    It has a rubber/plastic coupler that fits in also.....between the pto and driveshaft.

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    yes, 97 Sea DOO XP, but now In looking at a parts book, my Flywheel looks slightly different...In the book picture, the EARS part, is attached to a TAPERED plate...on my ski the ears section is attached to a flat plate. If that makes sense....

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