1081Drive System Problems
- Jan 3, 2005I just purchased a 1995 Solectria from an ex EV1 owner here in
Southern California...so now I feel officially part of the club!
Anyway, the vehicle under full throttle makes a sharp "shuddering"
noise and begins to "bog" down. When the throttle is reduced the
vehicle begins to accerelate normally. It acts similar as a manual
transmission car with the clutch slipping.
The previous owner spoke to Solectria who said that it might be a
motor speed sensor problem. I performed the motor speed sensor test,
as described in the service manual. The vehicle was jacked up and I
SLOWLY accelerated up to maximum speed. Everything seemed normal to
me. There is periodic motor vibration noise which I assume is normal
and not related.
If anyone has experienced this problem or could give me advice, I
would surely appreciate it. I am wondering if the service manual's
description of testing the motor speed sensor is adequate enough.
Would it be worth while visual inspecting the speed sensor? It seems
like a lot of work to get to it.
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