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Unread 07-10-2019, 09:38 PM   #41
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Hate to tell you but I sort of doubt you are going to free this clutch up while still on the cart.
Remove the bolt and knock it off with something like a 2x4 and hammer. I have had to use a fork spread tool to get em off. Just be careful or you will ruin it.
After you remove it then next you got to take it apart. To do that you need a tool. There is a large spring inside that is under a little pressure. DON'T remove the lock until you get a tool or make one.
I made one with some extra stuff I had in my shop .
The large spring is set in the center hole and you have to twist it to 140 degrees when putting it back.
If you have never rebuilt one then maybe best if you hire someone that has. I can show you how if you are handy in a shop but you got to have the tool to take it apart because it is under pressure. Tom
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Unread 07-10-2019, 09:48 PM   #42
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Hate to tell you but I sort of doubt you are going to free this clutch up while still on the cart.
Remove the bolt and knock it off with something like a 2x4 and hammer. I have had to use a fork spread tool to get em off. Just be careful or you will ruin it.
After you remove it then next you got to take it apart. To do that you need a tool. There is a large spring inside that is under a little pressure. DON'T remove the lock until you get a tool or make one.
I made one with some extra stuff I had in my shop .
The large spring is set in the center hole and you have to twist it to 140 degrees when putting it back.
If you have never rebuilt one then maybe best if you hire someone that has. I can show you how if you are handy in a shop but you got to have the tool to take it apart because it is under pressure. Tom
Words of wisdom. Meaning not only will it be a major PITA without a tool, theres a good chance you're gonna get hurt in the process.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 09:20 AM   #43
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After countless days and nights of spraying lithium grease on the clutch last night it finally happened it let loose. I spread the clutch open and sprayed up inside the best I could and it open and closed smoothly. Then I drove in down the road it opened and low and behold, nothing it still rides the same and goes about 6 miles and hour. I've got so much time in it now I don't want to have to pay a technician and have it turn out to be a 10 minute fix and be out several hundreds of dollars.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 10:40 AM   #44
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Just curious.. what is the rpm of the motor like when you're doing 6 mph?
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It sounds like the governor is kicking in and I got it adjusted as far out as I can adjust it. The engine seems to be pulsating'll and the engine runs pretty much the same speed no matter where I have the gas pedal.
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It sounds like the governor is kicking in and I got it adjusted as far out as I can adjust it.
I'll record what it sounds like and runs like when I get back to my camper later.
You need to adjust it in (tighten the spring) to have the governor come in at a higher rpm.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 11:31 AM   #47
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Probably hitting the rev limiter because that clutch is stuck . Remove the clutch and fix it or pay someone to do it. Otherwise buy a new one.

I know what it sounds like because I have seen carts do this when the driven clutch is stuck or messed up inside. People think its not getting enough gas.

Jack the cart up in rear, open it wide open and make a video then upload it to youtube and post it here to let us look . I am just going by what you told me a while back that the driven clutch was not opening up.
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Read post 43 trig.
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It sounds like the governor is kicking in and I got it adjusted as far out as I can adjust it. The engine seems to be pulsating'll and the engine runs pretty much the same speed no matter where I have the gas pedal.
Can you upload a video? What happens if you manually open the throttle with your finger instead of relying on the pedal?

I don't mean to question your abilities or knowledge but... Silly question, are you 100% sure the engine is actually running and it's not the starter/generator turning it over? I ran across this recently helping a local member with their Yamaha, they swore it was running but wouldn't move anywhere. Internet assistance wasn't working so I stopped by and looked for myself. they had a loud muffler on it and I will admit it definitely SOUNDED like it was running but it was just the starter/generator turning the engine. Stock motors are pretty quiet anyway so it can be hard to tell...
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Read post 43 trig.
Didn't see that one Steve.
I am lost on this one. Good luck
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