lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indio, CA The Desert!
Posts: 1,175
Default cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

On a 91 DS 36 volt resistor cart, The driver side front tire was worn down to nothing on the outer portion of the tire.

I installed a new tire and took a test drive. When you let go of the steering wheel, the cart pulls real bad to the left.

Any ideas as to what is wrong, and how i can fix it?

thanks for any help

Last edited by smokey tennis shoe; 10-17-2012 at 10:55 PM.. Reason: i typed wrong voltage
smokey tennis shoe is online now   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Christiansburg, VA
Posts: 159
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

Look at it like this, if it was your car you would say it needs a front end alignment, and when they do the alignment they check for what is loose or worn. So you need to jack up the front of your cart and check for what is loose or worn. There is a number of things that can be wrong under there, tie rod ends, bushings, wheel bearings, or loose bolts. If you are not comfortable doing this, find a friend who works on cars (or carts) and get him (or her) to help look at it. With out looking at it myself, that's as close as I can get.
I hope this helps you some.
El Camino is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

Or maybe if you put two new tires in front that might solve the problem.
Speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,055
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speeder View Post
Or maybe if you put two new tires in front that might solve the problem.
I kinda doubt this ....
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
I kinda doubt this ....
I am assuming the passenger side wheel is well worn as well and I also am assuming it did not do this until after the tire swap. So you have a new wheel on one side with a larger diameter, which to me would make it pull left.

If you had the situation on your car it would be normal to replace both tires at the same time. But I am probably wrong like Scotty says. Check your alignment before you do anything that will cost money.
Speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indio, CA The Desert!
Posts: 1,175
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

The front passenger tire is fine no wear at all on it.

Now that i put a new tire on the front driver side, that makes both front tires the same size and condition.

Still, the cart moves so badly to the left, it almost makes a left turn with no hands on the wheel.

I don't mind jacking up the cart, but am not sure what i am looking for.
smokey tennis shoe is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indio, CA The Desert!
Posts: 1,175
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

How do you tell if a tie rod end needs replacing, by looking at it? What am I looking for?
smokey tennis shoe is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-19-2012, 02:51 AM   #8
Gone Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Christiansburg, VA
Posts: 159
Default Re: cart keeps pulling to left when I let go of wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokey tennis shoe View Post
How do you tell if a tie rod end needs replacing, by looking at it? What am I looking for?
When you have the cart up off the ground, you'll see the tie rod ends and you will need to grab the tire and move it back and forth just a little bit and watch for what has too much play in it, or hold the wheel and turn the steering wheel back and forth a little bit and see what has too much movement in it. Compare the drivers side to the passengers side to tell what has too much play. Remember, you only want to turn the steering wheel or move the tire just enough to see what's loose. When the cart is sitting on the ground and the wheels are pointed straight ahead, do they look the same?? Are both tires pointed straight ahead, are both tops of the tires sitting up straight?? Is the wheel bearing tight? Again, when you move the tire back and forth, dose it fell loose?
El Camino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Left-rear wheel/hub on gas cart not spinning Gas Yamaha
Pulling the steering wheel on a G16A Gas Yamaha
2008 Precedent pulling to the left Electric Club Car
pulling the hubs on an old 3 wheel Ez go Gas EZGO
cart pulling to the left while giving it gas Gas Yamaha


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.