Lazer Z clutch removal

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

  1. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    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?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    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.
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    How many hours on it? just wondering. Dont mean to get off topic
  4. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    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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  5. O'Shark

    O'Shark LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    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.
  6. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    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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  7. blue ridge lawn care

    blue ridge lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8 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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  8. billc1004

    billc1004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    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..
  9. biscuit141

    biscuit141 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I used my impact and it came right off. Was pretty simple. Now I need a new clutch.
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  10. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    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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