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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Was running fine and then the grand kids drove it for a while(not sure how rough on it they were). Now it runs fine when going slow and runs fine when going mid speed. However, when I go full throttle, it gets up to top speed and then after a second or two it slows a few mph, almost like applying the brake lightly and kinda smells a little hot. I took it to the shop and the guy called today and said the motor is burnt up and will be $650 for a new motor.
Here's my question; if the motor was burnt up, would it still run ok at low and mid speed? Am I getting the shaft?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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$650 for a motor is a bit high in my opinion. Now I assume it includes installation at that price. Plum Quick can redo it for a lot less! But you have to remove and reinstall. Is it the motor? Without doing a more complete check it is hard to tell online. Do you have a Series motor system or Sepex IQ system? A lever F/R or a rocker F/R switch? Almost sounds like the speed sensor is acting up. But the hot smell I am not sure. Need more info. Tahoedog could give more accurate info on it than I.

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Call to be sure but I don't think you can refurb a burnt up motor...
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Call to be sure but I don't think you can refurb a burnt up motor...
Oh didn't know that. Depends on how bad it is burnt up I guess. But Good point!! Also though would a burnt up motor run at all?

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They were ALL running when they burnt up, LOL!
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They were ALL running when they burnt up, LOL!

LOL True but his motor is still running!! Well was when he took it in to be checked. Just didn't want to run at top speed.

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It has rocker F/R
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It has rocker F/R
Ok it is an IQ system. The slowing down seems like a speed sensor kicking in. Did you check to see if the wires were tight and not corroded? Hard to do now that it is in the shop.

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Ok it is an IQ system. The slowing down seems like a speed sensor kicking in. Did you check to see if the wires were tight and not corroded? Hard to do now that it is in the shop.

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That's what I hate. Mechanic said he already 'tried' to re-build the motor but I'd was shot. I'm afraid that if he thinks I'm going to take it for a second opinion, he'll make sure it's burnt up before I get it from him. I really don't want to think the guy is a crook, the she looks pretty good on him ��
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That's what I hate. Mechanic said he already 'tried' to re-build the motor but I'd was shot. I'm afraid that if he thinks I'm going to take it for a second opinion, he'll make sure it's burnt up before I get it from him. I really don't want to think the guy is a crook, the she looks pretty good on him ��
That was shoe, not she.
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