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Unread 07-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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OK I have just replaced all the Battery cables and thought I would put the cart up on a jackstand to see if all was running right...
The motor kicked in and rolled BOTH rear tires forward and all looked good for about as long as I took to type this with 2 fingers...
Then the Left rear wheel just quit spinning??? IS this normal??? Desirable or is there something broke???
From the drivers side I can spin the tire forward and the passenger side tire rolls the opposite direction???
If I go to the passenger side, and roll that tire either direction the Drivers side tire does not spin???
WTH is wrong, or is this some kinda design feature to ease motor strain after I am rolling???
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Sorry for being such a newb???
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Unread 07-30-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rear end questions...

Your rear end is a continous changing rear end. Which ever tire is easiest to spin will spin, the other will simply roll if on ground, sit still if jacked up.

It is normal for them to turn opposite when you hand turn them.

If the car drives right while down, stop worrying :-)
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Unread 07-31-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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Your rear end is a continous changing rear end. Which ever tire is easiest to spin will spin, the other will simply roll if on ground, sit still if jacked up.

It is normal for them to turn opposite when you hand turn them.

If the car drives right while down, stop worrying :-)
Yea I am a "worrywart" Buut asking Q's is how one learns...

LOL I just don't know anything abpout these battery operated ones... I should have stuck to the 2 stroke model! I have 2 bikes and a desert lite race car that have the 2 strokes in them!!!
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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: Rear end questions...

FWIW:

The differential on your cart serves a couple of functions.
1. It transmits the torque from the motor and dispenses it evenly to the rear wheels.
2. It reduces the gearing of the torque provided.
3. It allows each rear wheel to rotate at different speeds. This is especially useful in turns.

Remember speed is distance traveled divided by the time it takes to cover that distance. In a turn, the inside wheel doesn't travel as far so it doesn't rotate as fast as the outside wheel that travels farther. The differential compensates for this.

Confused now?

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Unread 07-31-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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Yea I am a "worrywart" Buut asking Q's is how one learns...
That is true, and no one here has any problems answering questions. I certainly didn't mean to tell you not to ask next time.



groves-- I had to read it three times before I got it :-)
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Unread 07-31-2008, 11:52 AM   #6
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groves-- I had to read it three times before I got it :-)
It's OK Tim. I confused myself when I wrote it.

I kept having to reread it to make sure info was accurate.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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I am not real confused... yet LOL I have seen how sme here are welding the differintial for some reason or another, so I was hoping previous owner hadn't messed with that...
My Honda Odyssey has a non-slip differential which makes turning at slow speeds tough... have to come in Hot and slap the rear brake to power slide...
Don't need the pit car to do that!!! LOL
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Unread 07-31-2008, 12:49 PM   #8
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open diff
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Unread 08-04-2008, 10:32 PM   #9
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Is there regular oil changes required??? I don't want to burn it up!!!
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