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 11-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Default Bent driveshaft?

The 1996 Club Car Electric I just picked up and put new batteries in runs
fine. EXCEPT it makes a "groaning" sound at TOP speed...usually downhill.
When I questioned the previous owner, he said, "didn't I mention it has
a bent driveshaft?" No he didn't.
However...what is a bend driveshaft and how will it affect this cart?
Repair cost estimate?
many thanks!
tkinche106 is offline   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 11-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 8,008
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Bent Driveshaft huh? Ask him to locate that driveshaft for you and send me a picture of it. I think what he's referring to is a worn out guide-ring in the end of the motor shaft.
TahoeDawgZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 458
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TahoeDawgZ71 View Post
Bent Driveshaft huh? Ask him to locate that driveshaft for you and send me a picture of it. I think what he's referring to is a worn out guide-ring in the end of the motor shaft.
If the assumption is correct then the part is +-$5 (part # 101789101) but the tiny tube of adhesive Loctite 4211 is a bit more expensive.
Golfdog is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 8,008
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfdog View Post
If the assumption is correct then the part is +-$5 (part # 101789101) but the tiny tube of adhesive Loctite 4211 is a bit more expensive.
You're 100% correct
TahoeDawgZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Default Re: Bent driveshaft? Guide ring replacement.

Thanks guys for the diagonoses. I have removed the 48 volt motor....no easy task. FIRST....I have glued a new guide ring in and will wait at least
24 hours before putting in the retaining ring. The old GR looked fine to me but replaced anyway.
BEFORE I reinstall the Motor....
What else could be bad. As I stated originally...the motor and cart ran fine.
There was a slight knocking sound in reverse as you engage the accelerator.
When driving the cart in forward it ran fine and quiet as long as there was resistance (accelerating or uphill). Once you found top speed with the accelerator buried a groaning sound began (downhill).
I am assuming that the replacement of the guide ring will correct this.
BUT I do not want to have to pull this motor again....not sure how I'm going to get it back into the cart now (may turn the cart on it's side as I have pulled the batteries to get to the motor). Any other part that could be bad,
I'd like to replace now. Suggestions or others experiences.
THANKS
tkinche106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
Gone Wild
 
CartTrader's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio-In Summer, Central Florida-In winter
Posts: 887
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Had a 96 CC with the same problem. Fine as long as under power or uphill. But as soon as top speed was hit and no resistance on motor it would groan. Must of been the rear end as I changed rear end and kept same motor and no more groaning. Not saying it isn't the motor, but mine was the rearend!!



CartTrader
CartTrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Thanks to all who helped my post or previous posts from others.
I researched and researched....everyone said replace the guide ring
and noise will stop. I replaced it and NOISE STOPPED.
Was not very confident as the old GR looked fine to me.
I also changed the oil in the differential while I was down there.
Changed to Mobile 1 synthetic ....75W-90 even though 30W
was recommended. Quiet as can be.
THANKS!!
tkinche106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
Gone Wild
 
CartTrader's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio-In Summer, Central Florida-In winter
Posts: 887
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Glad you got it fixed!!!



CartTrader
CartTrader is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #9
Dawg Gone Wild
 
TahoeDawgZ71's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Golf Car Capital of The World... Augusta, Georgia
Posts: 8,008
Default Re: Bent driveshaft?

Glad it worked. Very common problem. I used to see it a lot.
TahoeDawgZ71 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
Bent spindles? Gas EZGO
Rearend/driveshaft? Gas golf carts
Bent Shaft? Electric EZGO
bent axle Gas Yamaha
Bent Frame Electric EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 AM.


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.