How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question

Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 17588
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how do I remove a pto clutch on a cub cadet garden tractor

Customer Question

how do I remove a pto clutch on a cub cadet garden tractor
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 years ago.

curtis b :

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Use an electric impacr for removing tires to loosen the bolt holding the clutch to the crankshaft, then it should be loose enough to tap off. Of course you will need the deck out of the way and have good clearance to work. The clutch is keyed to the crankshaft and will be tight. Are you removing it to replace it?

curtis b :

impact wrench

Customer :

yes to replace

curtis b :

ok, do you have access to impact?

Customer :

yes

curtis b :

How can I help?

Customer :

do I need to hold the clutch to remove the bolt

curtis b :

With the impact you should hold it, but it won't take much to loosen the bolt.

curtis b :

Standard right hand thread.

Customer :

you spoke of a key how do I remove the clutch after the bolt is out

curtis b :

Just tap on it with a hammer.

Customer :

just so I under stand once I tap on it the whole clutch assembly will come off?

curtis b :

If it turns out that it doesn't want to come off, you might have to rig up a puller to go around the pulley to use more force.

curtis b :

Yes, it is all one piece.

Customer :

what are the three bolts I can see behind this pulley

curtis b :

The are for adjusting the distance between the armature and the magnet.

Customer :

what would I use to rig a puller

curtis b :

I gather you do not have the new one yet.

Customer :

no sir

curtis b :

Three jawed puller , with individual legs to hook behind the pulley portion.

Customer :

can I ask you when I engage the pto the amp light comes on and it will blow the fuse

curtis b :

Have you checked the wires going to the pto clutch and the connections?

Customer :

yes they look alright

curtis b :

Many times the wires get damaged and need replacing.

curtis b :

20 amp fuse?

Customer :

yes it is

curtis b :

Have you unplugged the clutch and tried the switch?

Customer :

no but that sounds like a good idea if the amp light does not come on what does that tell me

curtis b :

You can test the clutch with two jumpwr wires direct from the battery to the two wires going to it.Just touch them to the clutch and see if the clutch will engage and not just short out the wires.

curtis b :

The amp light coming on says the charging system is not charging when the switch is thrown.

Customer :

what if it does engage

curtis b :

The clutch maybe good.

Customer :

ok curtis I need to try some things will this end our chat

curtis b :

Get back when you can. Thanks.

Customer :

will I be charged again if I have more questions

curtis b :

No, just don't Accept. Just come back with password XXX log in. all one price!

Customer :

psfdiebx-;

Customer :

curtis I tryed the wire from the battery and the clutch just clicked it did not move

curtis b :

All it does is click. The engine drives it after it engages he magnet.

curtis b :

Did it lock up? That is what it should do, lock the pulley to the crankshaft.

Customer :

So your saying the engine needs to be running before the test

curtis b :

No, you can check it with engine off, much safer.

Customer :

tell me exactly how to do the test please

curtis b :

When it clicks, it should be engaging the pulley to lock the assembly so the pulley will turn with the engine instead of freewheeling.

curtis b :

Usually if it clicks it is good!

Customer :

so do you think the pulley is working ok?

curtis b :

Yes.

Customer :

so you think we are back to the wires

curtis b :

You can start engine and use the jumpers to engage it . Just be careful.

Customer :

ok I will get back to you thank you

curtis b :

Are you jumping it at the switch wires?

Customer :

no I jumped it off the battery

curtis b :

ok, I was thinking the other end. I knew you were using the battery.

Customer :

ok I will give it a try

curtis b :

ok

Customer :

curtis I tried the clutch with the engine running and it seems it will not turn it just pulls the engine down

Customer :

curtis where are you are you still online

curtis b :

I was taking bath. If engine pulls down, clutch bearing could be bad, either way, it seems the clutch is not working as it should.

curtis b :

I'm back, it sounds like the clutch is indeed bad and will need to be replaced.

Customer :

curtis which way does the bolt turn when taking it off

Customer :

would it be clockwise or counterclock wise

curtis b :

Standard thread bolt. Right to tighten , left to loosen.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
< Last | Next >
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Curtis B.

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6989
    have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KO/koboma/2012-6-6_20917_DSCF1022.64x64.JPG Curtis B.'s Avatar

    Curtis B.

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6989
    have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SM/SmEngPro/2012-8-5_3564_Rick1206290005Edit.fullres.logo.scrn.64x64.jpg Rick's Avatar

    Rick

    Factory Authorized Trainer

    Satisfied Customers:

    4126
    Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/GI/giftindex/2011-11-19_2715_JamesLWells500.64x64.jpg James W's Avatar

    James W

    Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

    Satisfied Customers:

    2978
    7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jonrk/2010-1-5_22551_jon.jpg Jon K.'s Avatar

    Jon K.

    Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

    Satisfied Customers:

    2950
    Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MR/mr2cycle/2011-3-12_03458_sears.64x64.jpg Vince O.'s Avatar

    Vince O.

    Small Engine Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2374
    Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/rheisnger/2010-12-31_010856_41385_100001225699183_7012_q.jpg RUSS's Avatar

    RUSS

    SERVICE TECHNICIAN

    Satisfied Customers:

    1723
    28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BriggsEngines/2010-02-26_230200_n1834842973_4823.jpg CJBennett's Avatar

    CJBennett

    Small Engine Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    623
    Briggs and Stratton Master Service Tech, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki certified. 18 years exp.