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yurtle 10-17-2009 02:43 PM

Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
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I have a 1998 electric Series TXT with frame mounted steering. The steering is very loose, and has excessive "slop" in the big-*** bolt in the middle of the first photo. It's part 15 - the bushing - on page 115 of 28646.pdf. I also have a ruptured boot, which means crud may have gotten into the rack and pinion part, though it feels tight and smooth. It appears that the only problem is the bushing, but if anyone has experience with working on these, what parts should I just go ahead and replace, since I don't want to pull this thing apart more than once, and I also don't want to have it apart waiting for parts to arrive.

An impossible question, I know, but if there's a general consensus that you replace X when you service Y, that would be nice to know.

thanks
Adam

manwitaplan 10-13-2011 05:06 PM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
I have the exact same question and I am very new can anyone advise


Thanks,

Manwitaplan

yurtle 10-13-2011 05:46 PM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
I did what I hoped to avoid, which is tearing it apart twice.

On 11/2/2009 I purchased and replaced the following from shopezgo.com:
Rack - 70718G01
Pinion - 70717G01P
Bellows - 70183G01
Steering column gasket - 70223G01
Flanged bearing - 70185G01
Steering thrust washer - 70216G01

That helped a lot, but my cart free-wheels downhill, so I can easily get going 25+ mph. Steering was still a little looser than I liked, so on 3/8/2010 I replaced the:

Rack ball end - 70192G01
Steering housing service kit - 75364G01

That made it good as new. The housing service kit, if I recall, had several internal sleeve bearings/bushings that weren't available as replacement parts, but had two parts I had previously bought. In fact, most of the parts I wanted weren't on their website, so I emailed them the part numbers from the service manual, which they added to their website.

Good luck, and let us know how it went.

manwitaplan 10-13-2011 10:54 PM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
wow man awesome information. I figured the housing might be bad. Where did you get the service manual?

I rebuilt everything but the housing and the pinion. I will try to place my order tomorrow.

manwitaplan

yurtle 10-14-2011 05:28 AM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by manwitaplan (Post 634785)
wow man awesome information. I figured the housing might be bad. Where did you get the service manual?

I rebuilt everything but the housing and the pinion. I will try to place my order tomorrow.

manwitaplan

Go to Electric EZGO, then the top items are called "stickies". Stickies are posts that aren't active, but that keep valuable info at easy reach, so you don't have to dig quite as hard as using the search function. You'll find a whole bunch of manuals and wiring diagrams, as well as useful troubleshooting info.

Good luck.

crash12888 10-14-2011 06:35 AM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
Here's the link:

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...g-manuals.html

manwitaplan 10-14-2011 09:14 AM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crash12888 (Post 634831)

Hey Crash thank you so much. I have looked there before posting but was in a hurry and missed the downloads.:mrgreen:

Well i guess i will make it official, thanks to you guys i now have the "BUG":thumbup:

Seriously, This is the best site hands down with good folks, super detailed information and great camaraderie.

I will just sit back and keep watching and learning.

Thanks for the help,

Manwitaplan

oh BTW

1997 EZGO TXT
has 4 inch axle lift
very bad shape in terms of paint, tires, some rust
Hunting buggie is my goal

already purchased
sahara 22X11X10
all new batteries
and stripped everything down

madoc1 10-14-2011 09:39 AM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
hey man! welcome to BGW. good luck, and as you already know, or will soon figure out, we love pics.:mrgreen:

hubbajo14 03-06-2018 08:01 PM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
I've got the same cart. I've got the steering all taken apart. How do you remove the pinion gear/bushing?? Brute force? I got the snap ring out but the rest doesn't want to come apart very easily.

yurtle 03-06-2018 08:25 PM

Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering
 
I can't even remember what I ate for breakfast, much less what I did in 2009.

Sorry.

Try the service manual?


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