Lazer Z clutch removal

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by biscuit141, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    What engine?
     
  2. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
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    Yes, 25hp Kohler Command. My local Toro dealer quoted me a Stens at $433. I would definitely like to get one for less than that. The trouble with a lot of these online retailers is no one specified the brand of clutch. It seems prices online hover around $250-$300.
     
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    I tell you one thing I have learned is to test the clutch with 12v leads while it's still on the mower, because if you can hear it click then the clutch is still good and from my experience probably a good half of all clutches that are replaced need not have been.

    So rule out everything else first, such as a bad connection.
     
  5. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
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    My clutch worked fine, the issue is that the bearing seized. From what I am reading the bearings on a Warner are not serviceable. I could be wrong however, I would love to replace the bearings and put it back on.
     
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You can get a genuine OEM Exmark part at partstree.com for $307.60. Part # is eXmark 103-0665.
     
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
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    Well I was able to press the bearing out of the part of the clutch with the magnet on it, that was the one that was seized, however the other side with the pulley is also on its way out. I got a price from the local bearing place of $72 for both bearings, they also recommended use Loctite retaining compound when inserting the bearings. That was $16, plus tax and shipping for the bearings I was at $96 dollars. I decided that since the clutch had 1000 hours on it anyway that it would be a better idea to just replace the whole thing. I called Warner and they directed me to J-thomas.com who was their distributor. I was able to buy the OEM Warner clutch from them for $242.66 + $10 shipping and I should have it tomorrow. The cheapest replacements I found were on eBay, $199 + free shipping for an "Extreme" brand clutch, or Pete's Small Engine for $219.95 + $7.95 shipping for a Stens brand clutch. I figured for the extra $25 over the Stens it was worth it to go OEM. Anyway, that is my story, hopefully it helps others in the future. I will post some pictures of my seized bearing when I return from my trip next week.
     

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