lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO
Electric EZGO Electric EZ GO Marathon, Medalist, TXT and RXV.



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-17-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
Gone Mad
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 8,988
Default Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering

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
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2746.JPG (53.9 KB, 62 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_2747.JPG (54.0 KB, 45 views)
yurtle 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 10-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
Not Yet Wild
 
manwitaplan's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 28
Default 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
manwitaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-13-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
Gone Mad
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 8,988
Default 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.
yurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
Not Yet Wild
 
manwitaplan's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 28
Default 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
manwitaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #5
Gone Mad
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 8,988
Default Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering

Quote:
Originally Posted by manwitaplan View Post
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.
yurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2011, 06:35 AM   #6
Gone Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chesterfield, Va
Posts: 5,100
Default Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering

Here's the link:

Basic Ezgo electric golf cart wiring and manuals
crash12888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #7
Not Yet Wild
 
manwitaplan's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 28
Default Re: Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering

Quote:
Originally Posted by crash12888 View Post
Hey Crash thank you so much. I have looked there before posting but was in a hurry and missed the downloads.

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

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
manwitaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #8
no clue
 
madoc1's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: spicewood, texas
Posts: 3,309
Default 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.
madoc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-06-2018, 08:01 PM   #9
Not Yet Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 4
Default 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.
hubbajo14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #10
Gone Mad
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 8,988
Default 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?
yurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Loose Steering In 1998 Series TXT w/ Frame Mounted Steering Electric Club Car
steering loose Gas Yamaha
loose steering? Electric EZGO
Loose steering on my EZ GO ??? Electric EZGO
Loose steering Electric Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 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 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.