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2 questions and hopefully video posts up (looks like video won’t post, still shot shown)

1. Should the belt and clutches be moving if the vehicle is idling and trans in neutral?
2. Does the secondary make the noise as shown (Cranking/winding noise like trying to hand start a Ford Model T).

Idle in neutral:

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1. The primary/drive clutch is mounted to the engine's crank shaft so it turns whenever the engine is running. If it is operating properly the primary clutch should open when at idle and the belt should stop moving or be only very lightly driven.

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Thanks. I have owned several snowmobiles with centrifugal clutches, but no gearbox. Could there be a secondary clutch align issue to the primary which might be pushing the belt into the ‘open’ rotating primary sheeve causing the belt to start rotating at idle?

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When the engine is idling and you see the belt still turning look carefully at the sides of the primary clutch. Turn off the engine will still looking at the clutch. You are looking for the clutch to open slightly when the engine turns off. If it does you have a sticking clutch problem.
 

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In a CVT equipped machine with a transmission, if in neutral the belt will sometimes rotate the secondary clutch even if everything is working correctly. It will be only a slight drag and under these conditions you will be able to easily halt the belt by applying pressuree on the outer part of the secondary clutch with a stick, but make sure it’s a long stick so no one gets hurt.
 
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