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Old 06-19-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default home made clutch removal tool

Well, Happy fathers day for all those fathers that get to do what they choose in this day!!
After installing the lift kit, I found out I need a "SPECIAL" tool to remove the primary clutch, could not wait any longer and decided to make my own tool, it was easier than I thought and the clutch came out like butter, here it is:

Home made clutch removal tool:

5/16" thick x 5 3/4" long round stock steel rod (I believe that yamahas and ezgo uses a similar tool just measure the need length for the round rod for your application)

and a bolt that will match the thread in the outer shell of the clutch housing, goes in the same hole you put the bolt that holds the clutch.

how it works:

1- slide the round rod into the hole in the middle of the clutch housing, when reach the end you will have about a 1/4" between the rod's end and the end of the housing, in the inside to thread the bolt.

2-start tightening the bolt in the housing and as you tighten it the clutch pulls out.

6" Round rod: 1 minute to make and $.03

Fine thread bolt: .25 cents

Not having to wait and save $40 + sh, PRICELESS!!!

This tool will work for many Club Cars from 88 and up and the same is for other makes just the rod length will vary.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: home made clutch removal tool



Just wanted to use that one.

Seriously, it would be helpful to see a image.

Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: home made clutch removal tool

I know this is way old, but thanks for the post. Used 5 1/2" of 5/16 rod, and a 7/16" fine thread bolt, and the clutch popped right off. Sure beat spending the cash on a true puller!!
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: home made clutch removal tool

I bought the $40 tool a few years ago and it snapped in half after a couple of uses (I may have been hitting it hard with the impact). I can still use it though. Had not seen this thread or else I would have gone the home made route.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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I used a ratchet extension. http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/gas-c...tml#post774097
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: home made clutch removal tool

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Well, Happy fathers day for all those fathers that get to do what they choose in this day!!
After installing the lift kit, I found out I need a "SPECIAL" tool to remove the primary clutch, could not wait any longer and decided to make my own tool, it was easier than I thought and the clutch came out like butter, here it is:

Home made clutch removal tool:

5/16" thick x 5 3/4" long round stock steel rod (I believe that yamahas and ezgo uses a similar tool just measure the need length for the round rod for your application)

and a bolt that will match the thread in the outer shell of the clutch housing, goes in the same hole you put the bolt that holds the clutch.

how it works:

1- slide the round rod into the hole in the middle of the clutch housing, when reach the end you will have about a 1/4" between the rod's end and the end of the housing, in the inside to thread the bolt.

2-start tightening the bolt in the housing and as you tighten it the clutch pulls out.

6" Round rod: 1 minute to make and $.03

Fine thread bolt: .25 cents

Not having to wait and save $40 + sh, PRICELESS!!!

This tool will work for many Club Cars from 88 and up and the same is for other makes just the rod length will vary.
I used a grade 8 bolt for the long one and my clutch has coarse threads for the short one. Worked like a charm, popped that old clutch off like it was made too.

For the two bolts at tractor supply it was less than one buck total.

I turned the end that goes into the crank so it would fit in the threaded hole that the bolt that holds the clutch on with so as to center it up. don't think it was necessary but since I had the lathe and all I did it that way. When I threaded the pusher bolt in I put oil on the threads to help it to thread easier too. Not sure that was necessary either though :-)
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