This is the second time in a week that someone has posted an issue with a Dayco belt with the same part number.
Belt change, high rpm low speed
Belt change, high rpm low speed
TY! I will measure the belt and I'm confident its the belt length. I went back to the stock arctic cat belt (which I thought was in bad shape) and the deflection is MUCH better. Alignment tool was delivered today so I'll sure everything up and check deflection one last time. The belt was slipping BAD which made me believe the AC belt was bad. I think it was a combination of poor alignment and the secondary needing some shims removed. REALLY appreciate the help. I'll put everything back in spec and report a final post. An observation about the Dayco belt, it feels MUCH lighter in construction than the AC OEM belt. Its WAY more flexible, the cogs (overall height of the belt) are much shorter than the stock belt and I believe its longer." Is it possible the sheaves on primary are to far apart (if that's a thing)? And the belt simply rides to low on the primary? "
Not possible and is not the problem. Likely the belt length. Measure around the belt with a tape, or mark the belt and work bench with a marker so both marks line up. Then roll the belt till the mark on the belt touches the table and mark the table at the belt mark. Measure the distance between the two marks. Should be 47 3/4" Plus or minus 3/16" per spec.
I use a 0627-035 belt in place of the -020 belt. Expensive belt, but it gives me no grief.Please bear with me, this is my first snowmobile, new to me. I am at a complete loss, I have a 99 zr700, removed the secondary, pulled out all the shims between the sheaves, belt is riding so high on the secondary and deflection is still over an inch and a half. Brand new Dayco belt. What the hell am I missing? I have crossed referenced the Arctic Cat OEM part with the Dayco part numerous times (AC 0627-020 - Dayco HPX5017)
I do have an alignment bar coming in a few days but I can't imagine alignment is going to affect belt deflection this severely.
Is it possible the sheaves on primary are to far apart (if that's a thing)? And the belt simply rides to low on the primary? I can't find anything in the service manual that defines distance between sheaves on the primary.
I guess parallelism could be WAY off but again, I with deflection of over 1 1/2 inches I can't imagine parallelism will fix that.
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Is the 0627-035 the same dimensions as the -020? And by the part # I'm assuming that's a AC OEM part.I use a 0627-035 belt in place of the -020 belt. Expensive belt, but it gives me no grief.
Pretty darn close, and yes, OE Arctic Cat belt.Is the 0627-035 the same dimensions as the -020? And by the part # I'm assuming that's a AC OEM part.
Any way you slice it, that Dayco is the wrong belt. Time to use new references for belt selection.Thanks for everyone's help, I did clean both the primary and secondary using brake cleaner (as well as clean the belt with some standard Dawn dish soap). Check out the difference in belt thickness, Dayco on the left with the OEM belt on the right. The OEM belt definitely fits better and has less belt deflection, after cleaning and removing all of the shims in the secondary I'm going to try it again. I still want to pull the primary and check Center to Center between the two clutches. View attachment 373680