everybody welcome back so for today's project we're gonna walk through some basic clutch maintenance and essentially this is what you want to do pretty much at the start of every season we're halfway through or whatever how many miles that you're putting on but essentially what we're gonna do is we're talking about cleaning the clutch faces making sure that there's no residue built on the on the the sheaves of the primary to make sure that there's no slippage or anything else going on so just to look real quick I'm gonna my primary you know we do have a little bit of glazing downward about rides and you can see there's some other stuff that's on the cheese that really needs to be cleaned up so what we're going to do is we're going to take the the the belt off the the primary and the secondary and what you're gonna want to do is from your tool kit that pilaris gives you there is a I'll head bolt and what it does is it's gonna go into the secondary you know what you can do is you're just gonna screw it in eventually what's gonna happen is as you're threading this in the she's on the secondary secondary are gonna grow apart which is essentially it's gonna make the belt longer and then you'll be able to get the belt off so while we go ahead and do that now let's go ahead go ahead and get the belt off a little little next step alright so now that we have the secondary opened up yeah the belt has been removed and there we go so what we're gonna use to clean this is we're just going to use a little bit scotch brite and some caliper cleaner or brake cleaner whatever you may have this is essentially the same thing as very cleaner and what we do is we're just gonna spray it down and hit it with a scotch brite and clean up the faces so there's no residue on it so why don't you go ahead do that now and now let's clean up all right so after about five minutes of uh if that okay it was some scotch-brite and some brake cleaner all that residue is pretty much gone the clutch faces look nice and clean so one thing you want to do obviously is make sure you have the kill switch on cuz the last thing you want to do is as you're rotating the clutch as you clean it clean this have it actually kick off on you and there'll be a bad thing so what we're gonna do now is we're gonna go ahead and put the clutch back I'm sorry the belt back on the clutch and go from there let's do that now alright so now we're gonna put the belt back on the clutches so there's a right way and a wrong way to do this when you put it on make sure you can read the writing on the belt because if the belt really is engineered to go in one direction so if you can read the writing when the belts on the clutches that is the the right way to go so what we're just going to slip it on to the primary first so you get on the primary first and I actually had the secondary back down all the way quite a bit just to make it a little bit easier the slide is on the ground so depending on your own strength you know you may not be able to rotate the sled back by rotating the secondary right so well so just for the ease of installation I do have the secondary pretty much backed out all the way and there you go so now the belt is back on the clutches and all we're gonna do is now we're gonna take the El tool back out and what's gonna happen is as you take this out the secondary is gonna release back onto the helix and it will close end up closing up the sheaves so sometimes for this to work you know you have to actually start the sled up and jacking up so the secondary will engage and it will get back to its normal closed position so when we go ahead and jack up the sled and make sure that every sets so there you go you started up the sled jacked it up a little bit the secondary reset ran it and it's back to this normal starting position and we're all set so if there's any questions thoughts concerns called Liam in the comments box I'll be more than happy to get back to you as soon as I can if you like the video go ahead give me a thumbs up if you like what you saw go ahead and subscribe to my channel I love to have you as part of my community and as always thanks for watching and have a great day

Belt Removal and Clutch Cleaning on your Polaris Snowmobile
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11 thoughts on “Belt Removal and Clutch Cleaning on your Polaris Snowmobile

  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    I get sqealing when I rev up and high gear runs like I have the brake. On is this a clutch problem

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Since primary clutches could explode after a few 1000 miles of wear, due to the swing weight bushings becoming worn and uneven, so that the weights swing into the clutch spider frame, some mention of this would be prudent.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    I have a question…my primary clutch has a crack on the belt face.. We're the belt rides… And my clutch doesn't engage until very high rpms??…so what should I do?!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    I have a POLARIS 800 xc sp,(just rebuilt the motor & added mechanical reverse ) I changed the belts twice,my problem is after a few minutes the sled  won't move ,I have to work the throttle (feathering)walking the sled finally running along side of it to get it finally moving fast enough to jump on it goes for awhile until I slow down,and its starts all over again just about smoking up the belt- I just wanted to make a point that the sled had the same exact problem before motor rebuild & adding mechanical reverse. and also it works ok when sled is up on the snowmobile crane lift.-with NO WEIGHT FROM RIDER-. I have a brand NEW belt that I regret to put on because of this PROBLEM.  -HELP I NEED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM RIGHT AWAY.   – Thank you –

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    My 2016 Polaris voyager makes a klunk when it engages I only had 3 miles on it at beginning of this year 2018 I checked belt according to book 1 1/8” deflection , I had 1” you think maybe some thing sticking ? I only use it to ice fish on the lake ?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Great vid, very helpful tips. I don't know if my tool kit comes with one of those L shaped tools for backing off the secondary clutch though… Cheers

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Great video,
    How do u fix a stick throttle?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    You might want to show how to measure the belt deflection. A long straight edge on top of the belt spanning between the two clutches' centers and then a metal ruler at the mid point perpendicular and apply downward pressure until the bottom section pulls up straight with no slack and measure from the straight edge to the top of the belt. The manual should give the desired deflection for the machine. Usually 1-1/4".

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    very good video well explain and easy to understand for somebody like me who have is first snowmobile and some fixing to do on it ….good teacher body….thank's

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Thank you for the detailed maintenance video.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Great how to maintenance video. Do you lube up your primary clutch with anything? I use a graphic spray that I bought years ago, it is great goes on wet and drys with a graphic finish left, Comet Clutch Lube is what it is called.

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