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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:42 AM   #21
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Glad you got it sorted out!

Now, can someone explain WTH a motor centering kit is, and why would you need one?
Thank you for asking this. I was trying to figure it out, but too embarassed to ask.

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On an EZGO when you typically get chatter between motor and the input shaft when the shaft wears down and you typically replace the shaft.

On a Club Car the shaft is much stouter and rarely wears out, to fix this chatter problem, if it exists, Club Car came up with a motor centering kit that takes out any slop where the motor splines meet the input shaft. It is a flat washer that goes on the shaft, then a tension spring, then another washer that has groves in it just like the motor coupler, next is a very hard rubber beveled bumper that the spring and washer put in to the end of the bevel of the coupler on the motor there by centering the motor armature splines on the input shaft and removing any slop so there is no more chatter.
Excellent explanation........thanks for describing it, I had no idea. I guess I don't have any chatter, but now I'm curious what it sounds like and how old a cart has to be before you get it. I guess that cart has many miles on it?

Glad you got this solved, I know how stuff like that drives me crazy.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:45 AM   #22
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Ohh, I hate when I do that... and I do. We all do now and again. FYI and anybody else on my meter you do not need a fuse of any sort... Hook it up backwards and it won't get hurt. Connect it to 199v and it won't get hurt. It's pretty much indestructible so if the fuse is giving you fits replace it with a crimp connector
I can unfortunately testify to the durability of these meters and just how idiot proof they are. I will not however, unless the court compells me to do so.
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I guess I don't have any chatter, but now I'm curious what it sounds like and how old a cart has to be before you get it. I guess that cart has many miles on it?
Think it is age dependent, just depends on lots of variables, kinda sounds like marbles, or gravel, rattling, sometimes with vibration. It will present itself at the top of the transaxle where the motor mounts, some times the vibrations will be enough that you can feel in the bearings on the input shaft.
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Is the wear/slop in the motor shaft or on the input shaft of the transaxle? . . or a combination of the two?
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #25
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Is the wear/slop in the motor shaft or on the input shaft of the transaxle? . . or a combination of the two?
EZGO it's pretty much always the input shaft on the transaxle.

Club Car, it just seems to be a slight tolerence in machining depending on the components, via an eye ball the wear is not really distinguishable on either portion.
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My daughter drove the cart to school today and back and only dropped 2 bars... so was definitively the connection to the meters.
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