Thread: Is this a clutch failure?
09-13-2005, 04:54 PM #1
Is this a clutch failure?
Ok well first time my ski wasnt running right I took it to the dealer and I noticed the exhaust pipe had cracked. They put a new one on and when i took it out on the water the prop was just spinning and i noticed water was coming in byt he shaft. Turns out that the clamp that is supposed to be there had broken off so the dealer checked everything else(supposedly) and put a heavy duty clamp on. Today when i just get it back I noticed from take off its still sluggish and it would barely turn 6000rpms. I poped the seat and made sure i didnt see ne water which i didnt but the motor just like laggs and sputters. Is this a clutch failure?
09-13-2005, 06:47 PM #2
Your engine won't sputter when the clutch goes out. It still runs smooth. It just won't exceed 6200-6400 RPMs.
Press set 5 times and see if you get a trouble code to come up.
09-15-2005, 01:38 PM #3
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It definetly sounds like the clutch went bad. How many hours do you have on it?
09-15-2005, 02:09 PM #4
Like Hulk said....if the engine is sputtering, it is not the clutch that is at fault. It might be a simple as a bad spark plug.
09-15-2005, 03:31 PM #5
it has 90 hours on it. Yesterday I come to find out that the sc clutch is bad, so it is at the dealer hopefully for the last time this year. I tried hitin set 5 times the night b4 my friend checked the clutch and all it did was beep and say End.
09-15-2005, 04:37 PM #6
When my clutch went i knew what it was right away because i couldn't hear the SC anymore.
09-15-2005, 05:48 PM #7
Me too. Everytime it went out i lost power, but it still ran smooth with no sputtering.
09-15-2005, 05:57 PM #8
Is it bad to run it when the clutch goes back or do you need to idle it back to shore
09-15-2005, 05:59 PM #9
Yes its bad. Kill it immediately and get a tow. If the ceramic disk falls off the shaft you now have metal to metal contact. Also the ceramic particles will fuck up your oil pumps and I hear the oil pumps are backordered thru November
09-15-2005, 07:12 PM #10
Damn hey jerry do you think it would be worth it to rebuild the clutch once a season or after so many hours to perhaps prevent a failure? When i tear down my GTX this winter i'm going to at least check the wear and slip moment again. I only have about 25-30 hours on the clutch now. I think i'm gonna order another kit to have on hand and possibly the parts to rebuild the oil pumps.
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