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post #1 of 5 Old September 15th, 2019, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Removing Clutch Issues

Hi Guys,

I had some time to pull my primary clutch off my 2011 Rzr 4 800 and have a couple problems.
First, My primary unthreaded and the outer side came off. I can't tighten the puller any more without spinning the other half and have no way to keep it from spinning. I've seen guys talk about using an impact to get it off the rest of the way and thought about trying that, but only have an electric one where it is. Any suggestions would be great as I'm having a hard time finding info about people's remedy for this problem.

My bigger problem that I just found is that I rotated the engine clockwise. I thought it was not supposed to be rotated counter clockwise, but was wrong. I rotated it alot because I was trying to hold the inner sheave from spinning by a couple broken spots on it, so if it slipped, I'd rotated it around again to try removing it. I need to know how to check the timing is correct before I try to start it again after fixing it.

I'd really appreciate any help from you guys. Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old September 16th, 2019, 04:33 AM
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Re: Removing Clutch Issues

Can't jump time in a 800, no cam chain.

The side the puller screws into should not be spinning, if so then the engine is spinning or it is loose already. What happen to you is the spider unscrewed but that normally does not happen while unscrewing.

So what was you using to get it off?

Was you holding onto the spider while you did it?

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So I don't need to worry about the timing being messed up from me spinning the motor?

I'm using a puller to get it off and had a bar to keep it from spinning. It popped and I thought the puller made progress, but it just losened the outer portion of the primary.
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Re: Removing Clutch Issues

Don’t worry, that happened to me when I tried removing the primary on my 800 6x6. You have a couple options, one is to use an impact at the stage you’re at now and pop that inner sheave off. If you do that you will have to tighten the two assemblies back together. I have the proper clutch tools for that and a torque wrench that will torque the spider.

You can also try putting red loctite on the threads and threading the clutch back on and letting it setup, then try again tomorrow. That is what I did before I owned an impact and it worked for me. If use this method you will still need to remove the spider, clean the loctite off and reassemble the spider to the correct torque with new loctite.

While it’s apart, you have a good opportunity to remove the clutch bearing, clean it and regrease it with some good bearing grease like Viper Lube. I did this to my Ranger clutch once a year as preventive maintenance. Assuming your RZR 800 and my Ranger 800 had the same primary setup. I know those clutch bearings on the Rangers had issues seizing.

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Re: Removing Clutch Issues

Thanks Caleb, I'll give the impact a shot. I don't have to worry about reassembly on this because the inner side has 2 or 3 broken spots and some cracks, so I have a new primary to put on once this one is off.

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