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1083Re: [force_ev] Drive System Problems

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  • Leonard Tramiel
    Jan 3, 2005
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      At first blush I would check the batteries. If they are nearing the end of
      their life it might act like that.

      Check the pack voltage under no load and under load. Some one on this list
      (sorry, not me) should be able to tell you what is a normal amount of droop.

      -Leonard

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "sharpanil" <sharpanil@...>
      To: <force_ev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 6:44 PM
      Subject: p: [force_ev] Drive System Problems


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      > I just purchased a 1995 Solectria from an ex EV1 owner here in
      > Southern California...so now I feel officially part of the club!
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      > 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.
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      > 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.
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      > 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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