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Unread 12-09-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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I have three carts (1984,1988 EZ GO, 19?? Melex) and have been repairing them on my horse ranch for years. This problem a welder and battery or cable can't fix.
I hear a grinding sound coming from rear end of the 1988 electric EZ GO 3 wheel cart. It won't move. I towed it back jacked it up and rear wheels go with a grinding sound. Motor is perp to axle. I have looked at parts and assume maybe bearings bad or the high dollar shaft gear thing. I wanted a better pic on dism. of the rear end or is the yamaha pic. the same?

I have welded the rear bed on so I will have to drop the axle to fix this I guess.

What do you think???
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Unread 12-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bad rear end E Z Go 3 wheel make grinding sound

I'd pull the rear wheels and check to see if you spun a hub. The hub (brake drum) is splined to match the axle shaft and can strip out.

Not saying you don't have a rear end issue, but a hub would certainly be a lot easier to fix.

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Unread 12-10-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bad rear end E Z Go 3 wheel make grinding sound

Thank you. That is what I will do..Just pull the hub / drums off and look and see if they are stripped out???
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Unread 12-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bad rear end E Z Go 3 wheel make grinding sound

If they are indeed stripped, you can enlist a helper to run the throttle and check and see if you can stop the DS hub from turning by hand as a quick test. If your hubs are "in process" of stripping then that method might be a bit problematic. Do the hubs turn on throttle up when on jack stands? You should have been able to see the axle turning and the wheel not moving if hub is spun/stripped.

Make sure hill brake is disengaged, remove cotter pin and castle nut and remove the hub. The damage if any should be pretty apparent. Good time to check brakes while you're in there!

Note: When reinstalling hubs, torque to min. 90ft lb and then tighter to align for cotter pin. DO NOT BACK OFF TO ALIGN!!!

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i don't know where your at but i have al old 3 wheel cart with that rear if it's going to be very much to fix....
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Unread 12-10-2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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The driver side hub is bad. The axle nut turns and the hub doesn't.. It is a pain to get off though.. I haven't checked around but so far the hub is $50.00.

I have a local store that carries all kind of parts. I' going to call them tomorrow and see what they will rape me for. I also need a new anderson plug for one of my chargers.

I live in sunny Florida.
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Unread 12-11-2008, 01:13 AM   #7
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The driver side hub is bad. The axle nut turns and the hub doesn't.. It is a pain to get off though.. I haven't checked around but so far the hub is $50.00.

I have a local store that carries all kind of parts. I' going to call them tomorrow and see what they will rape me for. I also need a new anderson plug for one of my chargers.

I live in sunny Florida.

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