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Old 06-16-2013, 02:44 PM
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Lazer Z clutch removal

Well my clutch just **** the bed and the bearings are toast. I am in the process of removing it to fully assess the damage. Below is a picture of the clutch. Can anyone tell me if this is standard or reverse threads before I start cranking on it? Also, if I put a wrench on that flat spacer behind the bolt, will that hold the crank or is there another trick? Would using an impact wrench be a mistake? Any and all advice welcome.

Also, are the bearing replaceable or do I need a whole new lucth assembly? Best place to buy?

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:11 PM
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Standard right hand thread. An impact works fine for removal. When installing the new clutch, apply Never Seize and torque wrench it to the recommended torque.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:25 PM
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How many hours on it? just wondering. Dont mean to get off topic
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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Around 1000 hours. Don't remember exactly off the top of my head.

Std right hand threads meaning lefty loosely correct?
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:54 PM
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Around 1000 hours. Don't remember exactly off the top of my head.

Std right hand threads meaning lefty loosely correct?
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Correct i.e counter-clockwise to remove. I just replaced one on my Toro Wheelhorse after 858 hours. The impact is indeed the way to go. Mine was a long 5/8" bolt. The trick was locking the crankshaft so I could get the proper torque on the bolt.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:55 PM
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How did you lock the crankshaft to torque the bolt? Are the bearings replaceable or so I need a whole new clutch? Where did you buy yours?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:28 PM
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Mowpart.com is a sponsor here, I've used them for clutches. Ive heard 1000 hrs is a typical lifespan. Agree on strd thread and using impact
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:43 PM
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Heres a trick if you dont have an air gun to remove the engine mount bolt . remove one spark plug and insert recoil starter rope size # 5 or 6 . when cylinder in down insert about 3 feet or more . hand crank nut end till tight .remove clutch re install new clutch remove rope.. also remove both spark plug wires..
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:27 PM
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I used my impact and it came right off. Was pretty simple. Now I need a new clutch.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:40 PM
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I used my impact and it came right off. Was pretty simple. Now I need a new clutch.
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I watched my dealer replace my clutch about 2 weeks ago. Used a battery powered dewalt impact gun. Came right off.

I am jealous,you guys got double the hours that I got out of it. Dealer charged me $317.00 for clutch and $70.00 labor. Next time,Iwill do it myself though.

Check out EBAY for a clutch.The sellers name I saw was ppowersales. The clutch for my Lazer goes for $199.99 new with replaceable bearings and free shipping.

Note,that when you replace your clutch,be sure to seat it or it may wear out pre-maturely.
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