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Unread 06-02-2018, 11:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

Started with stiff gear shift & problems getting into Reverse coupled with noisy rattle from transmission especially when coasting. Changed shift cables & adjusted but still odd problem getting into Reverse especially is cart is facing up/down a slope. Checked transmission oil was OK & didn't require topping up. Yesterday on course Murphy's Law prevaled & suddenly lost all drive as I started up the hole aptly called Coronary Hill
Put it in R & it went only a few feet before the same symptom no drive in either F or R to wheels. Gear change seems sloppy compared to before.

I have read several threads here about stripped hubs & will check that before doing anything else but seems as there's no noise coming from transmission box at all I am suspecting something has failed perhaps in the first drive shaft area from the driven clutch into the gears?

Any/all inputs/suggestions gratefully received

Thanks Russ
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Unread 06-07-2018, 12:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

Well it was not the hub splines so now removed complete rear axle & transmission to investigate further....time to remove axles & split the tranmission/gear box to see what gives inside!
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Unread 06-07-2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

I think it's normal to be hard to shift when on a grade with a load on the gears... good luck.
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Unread 06-08-2018, 02:01 AM   #4
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Thanks StoveBolt...understand that gear change with pressure on gears due to slope maybe not so smooth but this was basically refusing to go into R at all & having to rock or push buggy in gear to release pressure. Taken a break but will review again later today & revisit hub splines for inspection as well as tranmission/gear box strip. thanks again
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Default Re: Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

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Well it was not the hub splines so now removed complete rear axle & transmission to investigate further....time to remove axles & split the tranmission/gear box to see what gives inside!
There is no need to remove the axles to split the tranny. Put the axle on the driver side end, wheel/tire attached with passenger side in the air. When you split it all the gears will remain in the side case with the driven pulley. I just did that to change the gear ratio and it worked awesome.
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Unread 06-12-2018, 03:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

Thanks for all inputs.
Put buggy on its side & removed whole rear axle & suspension as a complete unit for full investigation.
Discovered had made a wrong diagnosis of the hub splines on the passenger side where splines had gone. (this is mentioned in several threads in here) & I should have been more careful in that diagnosis.
I could not source new axle replacement quickly so ad interim have welded the axle, drum/hub & nut together using 29/9 high strength welding rods... this has worked well for time being & working great.
( barring brake problems inside that drum! will have to replace both axle & brake drum eventually )
Found no problems in transmission but still puzzled why its sometime very hard or impossible to get into R.... have readjusted the new changeover cables but still have difficulty.
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Unread 06-12-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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Default Re: Transmission Fault on 1998 EZGO Gas TXT

Too bad, a stripped hub is an easy diagnose, if the nut spins but the wheel don't it's a stripped hub.
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