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exmark 60'' turf tracer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LawnBoy89, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    whats up guys you're probably going to have fun with me on this one. i picked up a turf tracer i think its an 01 its got a 23hp kawi on it so its not the original motor. a few days after i got it it woudlnt start anymore so since then ive replaced the battery and just today the starter. while in the process of replacing the battery i hooked it up backwards :hammerhead: but anyways i finally got it running today but it starts with the blades engaged! has anyone ever heard of this, i pulled the PTO switch up to see if it had been reversed but then it wont turn at all (which is what its supposed to do) anyways, it starts with the blades on and they wont turn off, could this be the clutch? if so, how much $$ (approx) am i looking at for a new clutch? thanks guys...

    p.s. im in no rush its only a back up mower
     
  2. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    also i forgot to add that i replaced the PTO switch...which cost me $30 btw i found that slightly ridiculous for a switch
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would suggest removing the clutch and check the bearings, It sounds like one locked up.

    The full model and serial numbers would be helpful.
     
  4. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    is there anything i should be careful of when removing the clutch? do i need any special tools
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    If your lucky no, Just remove the center crank bolt and maybe it will slide off.
     
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think this information may help with adressing the problem...its raining out today so I have time to work on things in my garage...anyways the disc type part above the clutch (or inbetween) the disc it the one that if you looks closely when you engage the clutch it moves slightly, well anyways...this peice is not straight, on one side it is leaning on the clutch and on the other it is about 1/8'' away from it, on my lazer it is 1/8'' away all the way around, is there anyway to make this peice sit straight? or will i need a new clutch? thanks for all the help
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    This sounds like a adjustable clutch (NO model/serial numbers) If so some pieces are sold separately. If you remove the clutch there should be a white tag stuck on the base with the clutch part #, This will be needed to purchase parts.

    Oh, This can't be straightened it's spring steel straps and there are probably a couple broken.
     
  8. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dunno what happened with the mower but i was running it today and now it actually works again, but the peice still isnt straight, you can hear the side rubbing the part that is moving when the clutch is disengaged, and when you engage it, the peice straightens out and it runs now...i tried getting the clutch off i cant seem to do it maybe ill just bring it in im good friends with the local dealer...but for now it works anyways..thanks alot
     
  9. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats definetly a possibibility and it shows you how to fix it too.... its working now but its very loud when the clutch is not engaged i just want to get it fixed soon before i ruin the whole clutch....im gonna have my buddy take a look at it i wish they made service manuals like they do for dirtbikes
     

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