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Hard to shift ranger. Idles at 1100. Easy to shift when rolling or engine is off. I think it may go back to a mod. It's an EPI super duty mud clutch for 29" tires. Maybe the belt is slightly engaging? I've read about some spring that needs replaced. Anyone know what's going on?
 

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I'd say your assumptions are correct. I'm betting your clutch isn't fully releasing which is putting some drag on your belt causing the hard shift.

Did you take the primary off? If so, you may need to check belt alignment as well.

Easiest way to tell is put your old weights and spring back in. if the problem goes away, then you know what caused it. Also may not hurt to check the condition of your clutch buttons/rollers. Blowing the dust out of the clutch can also help operation and longevity.

If you keep running it with the dragging belt, not only is it going to stay hard to shift, but the belt will eat away at the clutch face in time, and then you'll be buying a new clutch.
 

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The bearing is likely to be the culprit. Just replaced the one on my '12 RZR after about 3000 miles. If it's the bearing, it will continue to get worse.....to the point that you have to shut off the engine to shift. Don't let it go that far or it can seize to the crank and be a NIGHTMARE to replace.
 

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I finally am getting a chance to look into it. Here's my current thoughts. If y'all are interested. Main bearing that the belt rests on seems to be fine. I plan on using a lubricant that doesn't collect dust on it to keep it freed up. I think the problem is that the belt is rubbing on one side of the main clutch. I pulled the secondary clutch and didn't find any spacers. So, I've ordered some spacers from Partzilla.com. They had the best prices by far. My worry is that there is not much room on the free side of the belt. So, it's going to have to be very exact to get it centered.
 

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" I plan on using a lubricant that doesn't collect dust on it to keep it freed up" Gut, what lubricant are you going to use ?
 
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