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post #1 of 5 Old 05-04-2019, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, all! I recently purchased an 2016 XUV 550 with only 72 hrs on the clock. It was used very lightly and is in near showroom condition. I really like the simplicity of this machine for my family, but may add a winch and some lights on the front guard in the future. However, I’m afraid it is suffering from the dreaded clutch issues. I thought this was fixed by 2016???

Sometimes it shifts fine, but it seems like once it’s up to temperature, shifting is near impossible. Feels like I’ll break the lever if I try much harder. I have to shut the unit off, shift, and then restart it. Major pain in the butt. Once it’s off, I can move through the gears easily. Also, once it is good and warm, I have to keep my foot on the brake if I come to a stop because it wants to keep creeping forward. Is this clutch related too or is the idle too high/fast?

Also, due to the shifting issue, the previous owner confessed to messing with the cable adjustments. He didn’t know about the clutch issues with these machines and thought the problem was cable related.

With the lever all the way forward, it won’t shift into Low Range. I have to reach back (with the bed raised) and manually push the lever for it to go in. I didn’t know if this was cable or clutch related?

So, what do you guys think? Time to yank the clutch and get it sent to the “Clutch Doc?” I’m a little intimidated by this job, but it might not be too bad. I know I don’t have the correct clutch puller tool, but suppose I can round something up to get the job done. I’ve attached a few pics of my new ride. Nothing special or fancy. There are many like it, but this one is mine! 😂
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Hello, all! I recently purchased an 2016 XUV 550 with only 72 hrs on the clock. It was used very lightly and is in near showroom condition. I really like the simplicity of this machine for my family, but may add a winch and some lights on the front guard in the future. However, Iím afraid it is suffering from the dreaded clutch issues. I thought this was fixed by 2016???

Sometimes it shifts fine, but it seems like once itís up to temperature, shifting is near impossible. Feels like Iíll break the lever if I try much harder. I have to shut the unit off, shift, and then restart it. Major pain in the butt. Once itís off, I can move through the gears easily. Also, once it is good and warm, I have to keep my foot on the brake if I come to a stop because it wants to keep creeping forward. Is this clutch related too or is the idle too high/fast?

Also, due to the shifting issue, the previous owner confessed to messing with the cable adjustments. He didnít know about the clutch issues with these machines and thought the problem was cable related.

With the lever all the way forward, it wonít shift into Low Range. I have to reach back (with the bed raised) and manually push the lever for it to go in. I didnít know if this was cable or clutch related?

So, what do you guys think? Time to yank the clutch and get it sent to the ďClutch Doc?Ē Iím a little intimidated by this job, but it might not be too bad. I know I donít have the correct clutch puller tool, but suppose I can round something up to get the job done. Iíve attached a few pics of my new ride. Nothing special or fancy. There are many like it, but this one is mine! 😂


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The creep could be caused by the primary clutch sticking and not releasing the belt and or cable adjustment.

There is a YouTube video regarding primary clutch removal on a 550XUV, if that helps?

Additionally a workaround Clutch puller tool can be easily made for this model. As mentioned above contact JD Clutch Doc for more information.

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I’ll be in touch in the very near future. This machine is awesome except for the shifting, so I believe it is worth letting you guys work your magic. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the work you do on these clutches. I assume this is a long term or permanent fix? Thank you!

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Iíll be in touch in the very near future. This machine is awesome except for the shifting, so I believe it is worth letting you guys work your magic. Iíve heard nothing but good things about the work you do on these clutches. I assume this is a long term or permanent fix? Thank you!

@IrishRed, Yes we believe this is a long term solution. The work is warrantied for as long as you own the Gator.

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Hey fellas! In the process of removing my clutch and have a quick question. When trying to remove the center factory bolt of the clutch, what is the best method to keep the clutch from spinning when trying to loosen that bolt without damaging the clutch? Thank you!

Never mind, guys! I got her broken loose. Thanks!

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