Got a midnight call for help the other day when it was 5F outside. Three teenage boys had blown a belt on a 2007 Skidoo Skandic and had spent the last 90 minutes trying to replace it. I was able to get to them in about 15 minutes and 30 seconds later they had a belt on. I am not a Skidoo guy, so I was a little puzzled by the "bolt" they had that spread the clutch apart.
Tonight, I was over at their house and had them bring the sled into the garage and break out the bolt/tool. I was given an original, and the one they "modified" the night the belt broke. This tool is a bolt about 1/4 inch diameter, with a hinged T to make it twist on easier. The T is about 1 inch long on one side and 2 inch long on the other side. There is NO WAY I could get this "screwed" into the hole as the tranny box is in the way. The T had to be cut down to 1 inch on both sides, then they used pliers on it to twist the clutch apart. Is there some sort of "trick" to get this to work? The only option I could tell would be to unbolt the tranny and slide it out of the way...but that doesn't seem right.
I confess, the bos spent most of the time trying to modify this tool to make it work. they had the clutch spread when I got there...all I did was slip it on.
Any recommendations are appreciated...the last belt lasted 6,000 miles, so I hope this one does as well:proud: