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Unread 08-01-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default 87 Ezgo Marathon Gas - clutch question

Good evening - 87 Ezgo Marathon Gas - belt is squealing and has no drive -
I have removed the drive belt and the rear end spins very easily with one finger and the engine takes right off sounding like an RM250 dirt bike.
I am guessing that the drive clutch (on the motor) is worn out. It does show some wear on the outside half. It is actually worn down pretty good.
I am thinking that it would probably be best to replace the clutch itself, or are there replacement parts available?

The driven clutch appears to be in good shape. Just replace the drive clutch and see what happens?


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Unread 08-02-2019, 12:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: 87 Ezgo Marathon Gas - clutch question

Drive clutches are still available, do a search and Good Luck
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Unread 08-03-2019, 09:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: 87 Ezgo Marathon Gas - clutch question

I just replaced both the drive and driven clutch on my 86 marathon 2pg. My drive clutch basically exploded when it went out so I knew that was the problem. two weeks later the driven clutch bit the dust. It wasn't as obvious of a failure but my point is make sure it is not going out on you as well.
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Unread 08-11-2019, 06:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: 87 Ezgo Marathon Gas - clutch question

Thanks for the input guys. I was able to get a pic with my phone - both sides of the drive clutch have a lot of wear on them. I'm thinking that this is likely the problem. It certainly didn't take very long to chew up the new belt that I had put on in the midst of my trouble shooting efforts.
I'll get a new clutch ordered and update once installed.
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Unread 09-28-2019, 02:15 PM   #5
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Good afternoon all - thought I'd provide an update on my cart. As I don't use it everyday, it hasn't been a high priority to get running. This being said, I did replace the drive clutch about a month ago. This helped to eliminate the belt squeal, but did not really fix the issues. A week ago I was able to get the rear end out from underneath the cart as I was thinking that a bearing was out in it. Well, as it turns out, the driven clutch was bad. The bushing on which the two halves slide together and apart on was completely gone which was allowing it to open too wide and to throw itself out of balance creating the grinding noise and lack of go power.
I have replaced it and as of an hour ago, took the cart down the street for a test run. All good - it drives very good again, even hit 17 mph and I am tickled pink as it is back on the road again and for the fact that I was able to fix it myself.
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Unread 09-29-2019, 10:56 AM   #6
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Good news, Thanks for the update
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