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Swanson sander cluch problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ALCLAND1, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. ALCLAND1

    ALCLAND1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Im haveing trouble with the eletric clutch on my swanson spreader. The cluch does not always engage and sometimes it slips. can this be rebuilt or should I just replace the clutch with a new one. If anyone can recomend a source for a new cluch it would be helpful.
    Also is it possable to remove the gas engine and cluch and make it a direct drive eletric unit.
    Thanks in advance for your help, Adam
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    i would double ck your gnd going to the clutch first,,,not saying its bad, but start there. anyone of our sponcers could get you a clutch. as far as replacing the motor. sure it can be done, how much you wanna spend????
     
  3. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Like dieselss said check grounds. Also check your connections as corrosion could make a voltage drop and not allow the clutch to fully engage.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    Also the air gap. It's been a lonnng time since I looked at a gas spreader,,,so not 100% if they have adjuster nuts on them
     
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Is it the clutch slipping or the belt? the engine can sometime shift in its adjustment holes to allow slack on the belt causing slippage ...take a look at that first..... if it is the clutch they are about 170-200 ...I replaced one on mine and it was a very common part number but cant remember what the part number was...... use lots of heat and a gear puller (this tool is a must if its really on there good) and you'll be fine if you have to replace it......
     
  6. ALCLAND1

    ALCLAND1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I did look at the belt today, yes I am embarrassed to say that was the problem. Moved the engine over to take up the slack and perfect.
    Now my next problem is my control box is on the fritz. The plug connector has a burnt prong on the red wire/clutch hot wire.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  7. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    good to hear....at least you didnt have to fork out $200 for a new clutch!
     
  8. ALCLAND1

    ALCLAND1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yes it worked out good as far as the clutch goes.
    Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    The plug connector has a burnt prong on the red wire/clutch hot wire.
    were??? at the clutch? the rear connector? at the in cab controller?
    maybe a pic?