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We have a 2016 ranger crew that we just put tracks on. The belt broke and we replaced it, thought we got all the broken pieces out but took it out after replacing the belt, heard a clunking sound and definitely more burning rubber smell. Checked it out and found some old belt pieces still. Would that be the 馃敟 rubber smell, or could it be something else???
 

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Mkub, did you thoroughly blow out both clutches with compressed air before installing the new belt ?
 

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New belts must be broken in to obtain proper belt life. In addition, track greatly increase load on the belt/clutch. The Duraclutch was developed for use with tracks for this very reason.
 

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Mkub, did you thoroughly blow out both clutches with compressed air before installing the new belt ?
Thank you for your reply. We did just use a air compressor today. Certainly got a lot of rubber dust that came out, also some more pieces of the old belt. We sure thought we got all those pieces the first time but did not use an air compressor the first time. Anything that is helpful to know about 鈥榖reaking in鈥 a new belt with tracks on?
 

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New belts must be broken in to obtain proper belt life. In addition, track greatly increase load on the belt/clutch. The Duraclutch was developed for use with tracks for this very reason.
Thank you for reply. Any recommendations about 鈥榖reaking in鈥 a new belt?
 

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Put it in the sink and clean it with Dawn and a tooth brush......Then let thoroughly dry......Then short heat cycles to condition the belt .
 

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Thank you for reply. Any recommendations about 鈥榖reaking in鈥 a new belt?
You Operator's Manual addresses breaking in a new belt.
 
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