I just replaced the driven clutch on my 1998 EZGO Workhorse cart but still having problems. It seems much more responsive on take off, but it still will not climb a hill. Should I replace the drive clutch also?
Drive belt is in good shape (extreme service belt.) Oversize knobby tires. As I was trying to get up the hill, lots of smoke from the belt slipping. I had the parts guy at the local EZ-GO dealer check the belt--- check out o.k. Tires= 20 x 10 x 8
That being said i would say the drive clutch is sticking at some point, do the clutches shift completely when in neutral or with the rear wheels off the ground? How steep is the hill your working with.
So did anybody check the clutch shifting in neutral? a new drive belt will have very little room between it and clutch faces. if the belt is to narrow or two long it will start to grab 2 high in the drive clutch and you will lose torque
Can you post a picture of the belt belt deflection
O.K. yesterday I checked the operation of the belt in neutral and it seems to be doing everything as it is supposed to-----the driven clutch widens and the drive clutch narrows. So I checked the belt tightness. It is sloppy loose,, the belt can touch top to bottom between the clutches. Next step, new belt! Next time I'll check the belt before I start buying new parts.