20 Most Recent Husqvarna Forest & Garden No.967012396 345 16" Gas Chain Saw - Page 2 Questions & Answers


As standard the 345 did not have an adjustable pump, there was an option of an adjustable pump, if it has the on, then the adjuster is a three position screw comimg up from under the crankcase below the sprocket, you will see a + and - on the edge of the tank at this point.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Nov 14, 2012


either blocked fuel filter in the fuel tank ( hook out and replace ) or the fuel tank breather is blocked thus causing a vacume in the tank, to prove this, when the saw starts to die slacken off the filler cap, this will allow air into the tank and it should pick up again, the breather is pressed into the tank on the r/h side rear.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Sep 20, 2012


Some fuel types are very aggresive and will attack the material the hose is made of, the only answer is to replace the hose, and if required use a small clip or tie strap around the hose connection to ensure it does not come off.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on May 03, 2012


Not all 345 machines had an adjustable oiler, it is retro fittable if it does not, however if it hs an adjuster, the screw is located on the bottom of the saw between the cranckcase and the fuel tank, just below the sprocket, there will be an oil symbol and a - and + sign there, the pump is three position, for 13/15/18" bars.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011


reportedly you need to open up the low idle jet screw about 1/4 turn, takes an odd shaped tool to get at it, Husky sells this tool, or you can probably makeshift one from hard plastic tube... anyway, this is due to EPA issues, but once you increase the L adjustment 1/4 turn (counter clockwise, I believe), problem is said to go away.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Sep 18, 2011


Not all 345 machines had a adjustable oiler as standard, they were retro fittable, if it has an adjustable pump there will be a screw head under the crankcase below the sprocket, you will see a + and - sign on the fuel tank with an oil drop.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011


Not too sure what spec you need, so here is the main things.
Bore 45mm
Stroke 34mm
Idle speed 2700rpm
Max top speed 13800rpm
Max power 3.0KW@9300 rpm
Weight 5.4KG without bar
Sound power level 112 dba
Sound pressure level 100dba
Vibration levels, top handle 4.0 m/s2, rear handle 8.2 m/s2
Bar and chain options, 13" 15" 18"
Chain pitch .352
Gauge .058

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


Depends on what model we are talking about, if it is a 340/345/350 you need to remove the fuel tank, the cylinder bolts are on the bottom of the crankcase, the crank is sanwiched between the cylinder and the tank assembly, so it is a full strip down to remove the cylinder.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


hi there

the base settings for hi and lo are 1 & 1/4 turn out from lightly seated

but make the hi setting just a fracrtion richer at top speed no load it should putter or 4 stroke slightly and the lo one should be about right buyt should pick off nicly when you stab the throttle quickly with no hesitation

note do not sett hi mixture setting to lean 2 top nol load or when you place it under lood it will lean out further and destroy the piston and rings

cheers pauly46

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on May 29, 2011


When you say re adjust back to basic settings, are they actually vibratinh out? it maybe the springs have become weak and allowing them to move due to the vibration of the saw.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on May 16, 2011


In simple terms here we go, turn both L screw and H screw fully in until they stop ( clock wise ) now turn the L scew out one and a half turns out, and the H screw one and a quarter turns out, start the saw ans warm up the engine, allow the saw to idle, if need be turn the idle screw in to gain a slightly fast idle, start to turn the L screw in, the revs will start to increse as the mixture leans off, thet will reach a point where the engine then starts to die because it is too len, at this point unscrew the screw quarter turn, check the machine revs up clean, if there is a hesitation unscrew the jet a smaal bit at a time until it revs clean, now adjust the idle screw so the engine idles without the cutting chain rotating around the bar, the H screw should be about right however if it sounds too rich at full throttle srew the jet in a small amount until it sounds right, the maximum rpm should not exceed 13500, this should realy be check with a rev counter, if the engine revs too high there is a fear that it will over heat and seize.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Apr 14, 2011


hello you will need to remove covering firstly though i suggest you bring it to your local dealer or someone that sells these ,that can repair it for you goodluck

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011


Check the sprocket to see if it has very deep groves wore into it.The chain might be getting in and out of the worn grove making it get tight.You also might not be getting enough oil to the chain.If the sprockets ok try cleaning the bar grove out with something like a small flat blade screw driver.There are small oil holes near the bar bolt holes.they need to be cleaned out every so offten.Blowing it out with compressed air helps .You should also flip the bar over every 2 to 3 hours of use.So it doesen't get wore bad on one side.Also try running the saw with the bar off to see if oil is coming out ok.If not your screen inside the oil tank might be plugged up.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


Hi, you need to post a picture somewhere if i can see it, i will soon tell you what it is, or give me a very good discription of it, top cover colour, top cover fixing, muffler shape and position, filler caps position, rear handle material, anti vibration system, air filter type and orientation, one or two bar bolts,vertical or horizontal cylinder.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


I dont andestand - wath. More details needed.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


There is a special tool required, pt no. 530035560 you should also have a rev counter, do not exceed the max engine speed of 12500 or you could seize the engine.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Assuming that the bad fuel has been cleaned away, check the fuel filter, air cleaner, and muffler for plugging. Turn both jet screws CW to stops (lightly) then back out CCW 1-1/2 turns each. This is a basic setting which should allow the engine to start and warm up. After warm, pull the throttle full on and turn the H jet needle CW until the engine starts to speed up. Final adjustment is when the engine 4-strokes at speed unloaded, but immediately 2-strokes when cutting. Release the throttle and adjust L jet needle CW until the engine idles fairly well, but still allows the engine to 'follow the throttle'. Hope this helps!

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010


It sounds like it has a broken ring or the ring is worn out.Or possibly a hole in the piston.The only solution is to take it apart or replace saw.Depending on how old the saw is you might have trouble finding parts.Alot of companys will obselete them.

Husqvarna Forest... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010

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