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Unread 07-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #41
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You shouldn't have to remove the engine to replace the belt, I just did a front diff seal on mine and had to remove/replace the belt........

To remove;
Work it up into and over the edge of the driven clutch as best you can, then if you have to roll the buggy and it'll pop off. Then take it off of the drive clutch......

To install;
Slip it over the drive clutch first then get it started best you can on the driven clutch. Then again push the buggy until it pops on.......

The farther you can work it into the driven clutch (spreading the sheaves) the easier it is, IF you get it into it far enough it'll slip on/off without pushing the buggy
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Unread 07-07-2019, 02:50 PM   #42
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You shouldn't have to remove the engine to replace the belt, I just did a front diff seal on mine and had to remove/replace the belt........

To remove;
Work it up into and over the edge of the driven clutch as best you can, then if you have to roll the buggy and it'll pop off. Then take it off of the drive clutch......

To install;
Slip it over the drive clutch first then get it started best you can on the driven clutch. Then again push the buggy until it pops on.......

The farther you can work it into the driven clutch (spreading the sheaves) the easier it is, IF you get it into it far enough it'll slip on/off without pushing the buggy


Thatís what I was trying from someoneís earlier instructions but still couldnít get it. It was also 90+ degrees and humid as hell and I didnít want to mess with it any longer so I gave up as it was my first time trying that method lol.


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Unread 07-07-2019, 05:45 PM   #43
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You shouldn't have to remove the engine to replace the belt, I just did a front diff seal on mine and had to remove/replace the belt........

To remove;
Work it up into and over the edge of the driven clutch as best you can, then if you have to roll the buggy and it'll pop off. Then take it off of the drive clutch......

To install;
Slip it over the drive clutch first then get it started best you can on the driven clutch. Then again push the buggy until it pops on.......

The farther you can work it into the driven clutch (spreading the sheaves) the easier it is, IF you get it into it far enough it'll slip on/off without pushing the buggy




See the wear on this clutch? Itís definitely showing more now than when I bought it? Wondering if I just bite the bullet and order the clutch?



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Unread 07-07-2019, 08:41 PM   #44
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Default Re: 1988 gas EZ GO marathon 2pg

It's kinda hard to tell in that pic, but if that ring that's about 1/2 inch down into the sheave is pitted as deep as I think it looks, that clutch is about to come apart in a bad way!
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Unread 07-08-2019, 07:09 AM   #45
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It's kinda hard to tell in that pic, but if that ring that's about 1/2 inch down into the sheave is pitted as deep as I think it looks, that clutch is about to come apart in a bad way!


Yep thatís the area Iíve been concerned about. Thatís what the mechanic at the EZ GO dealer pointed out but it wasnít a ring like that when he showed me..just a few small dot like indents all the way around it in a circle and now itís a solid white ring like this like it was scratching hard.

Does this just mean my clutch is bad or is there another problem that would cause this to happen?


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Unread 07-08-2019, 03:28 PM   #46
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Looks like the clutch is just worn and should be replaced.

I wouldnt drive it much until you get a new one. If that thing comes apart at 5000rpm it's not gonna be pretty, and that plywood seat cushion probably isnt going to bea very effective barrier between you and shrapnel.
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Looks like the clutch is just worn and should be replaced.

I wouldnt drive it much until you get a new one. If that thing comes apart at 5000rpm it's not gonna be pretty, and that plywood seat cushion probably isnt going to bea very effective barrier between you and shrapnel.


Thank you for that, good to know. I probably wonít drive it at all until I replace it. Iíve got two young boys that are usually riding with me and thatís the last thing I want to happen!

Iíll update the thread once I change it with belt/hill performance.


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Unread 07-09-2019, 01:37 PM   #48
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I've spent the better part of the day trying to track down a copy of this manual. It wasnt included in the "sticky", but it should be. It was posted by someone else on here a while back.

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/attac...ers-manual.pdf
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Unread 07-10-2019, 07:46 PM   #49
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I've spent the better part of the day trying to track down a copy of this manual. It wasnt included in the "sticky", but it should be. It was posted by someone else on here a while back.

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/attac...ers-manual.pdf


Thank you. Iíve had the manual, sorry I didnít post it. Just had some basic clutch questions.


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