Originally Posted by cngman
How do you remove the start clutch? Do you need a honda tool or regular puller would work? I have been struggling with mine for weeks. No puller I can find would grab that gear.
2002 Civic CNG. Noise in reverse and drive.
I used a regular 6" 2-jaw puller with a bit of a trick. I shoved bolts in the shoulder (for lack of a better term) of the puller to force the arms of the puller at a wider angle.
I think it also helped that I had the start clutch pulled away from the secondary drive gear by a half inch or so when I started pulling the secondary drive gear.
This quick photoshop might illustrate it:
*Disclaimer: this is what worked for me -- it may not work for everyone else*