Clutch puller blues
I had a bit of an issue with a local dealer here.
I bought my Teryx in March and didn't want to do any of my mods until the factory warranty had expired. I picked up a Clutch puller (from a local dealer <not my own>), just in case I needed to change a belt unexpectedly.
I had the clutch puller for about five months before I used it. I recently picked up a Dalton Clutch Kit and tried to pull off my primary to complete the mod.
I treaded in the puller and attempted to use a ratchet to pull the clutch. That didn't work, so I borrowed an Impact gun from work. I tried to pull the clutch off again, and it still wouldn't come off.
At first I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on. So, I tried to remove the Clutch Puller. Now it was stuck in the hole, even after I threaded it out. I had to keep turning it to remove it.
Turns out that the Dealer sold me a puller for a Brute Force. It's about an inch shorter.
The puller I had didn't hit the end of the shaft. When I kept tightening it, I actually stripped some of the Aluminum from the collar inside the primary shaft and folded it up in front of the Puller bolt head.
Once I got the proper puller, the primary came off no problem. But now I couldn't get the clutch cover plate off. It was stuck onto the primary shaft because the shaft had been spread apart from the puller bolt.
So, this is where I was a little surprised. I took my Brute puller back to the dealer and they swapped it out for one for the Teryx... No questions asked.
When I found there was a problem with my Primary, I took it back to the dealer also. I told them that they were responsible for the problem as they provided me with the wrong puller. They actually agreed. I couldn't believe it.
They took my clutch, pulled the cover off and noticed the shaft was buggered. The inside sheave had to be changed. A cost of $266.00 plus labor. I thought for sure this would be my problem, but they fixed it for nothing.
I've had problems with the Sport Shop in Headingley before. They screwed me on some warranty work in September. But I was pretty impressed that they owned up to their mistake and fixed it at their own cost.
So, there are two morals to this story;
1)Don't take it for granted that the puller you bought is the right one, double check before you start. A lot of people think the Brute Force has the same clutch as the Teryx.
2)Not all "Big City" dealerships are evil all the time. Some do shine once in a while.
2010 Teryx LE,
Muzzy's Duel Exhaust
Dalton Clutch Kit
HW Overdrive Clutch Cover
K&N Modded Air Filter
HID Light bar
Odyssey PC925 Battery
Black Rhino gauge Pod (Tach, volt, W Temp)
Muzzy 840, Stage II cams, 38mm throttle bodies,
324 injectors, Water impeller,
new stock crank, rods and barring