1094Re: [force_ev] Drive System Problems
- Jan 4, 2005Anil wrote:
>This is Chris Reeves' former car!Small world (or maybe not, there aren't that many Forces).
>It seems theI would try checking out the motor speed sensor. I wonder if has just gone
>shuddering problem is back. I tried hard acceleration
>in reverse and it does the same shuddering.
out of adjustment? It is a bear to get the blower housing (flower pot) off
the end of the motor, but the rest isn't all that much a problem if you can
locate the correct feeler gauge (plastic shim thing from Solectria). I was
able to borrow one from a former Solectria rep here in Kansas City. Also
make sure you have one of those shorty cross tip (Phillips) screwdrivers
there isn't much room. FWIW I just checked my old emails, the speed sensor
was shipped from Solectria 6/25/03 so I probably installed it about July
>I am still wondering about your theory. I have neverI am not sure what is normal for any electric. Every EV I have driven has
>driven another Soletria but I hear a periodic drive
>noise that I have never heard in other EVs that I have
>driven. Is this normal of Solectrias?
a different sound. The old Citicar clanked and rattled, the Jet 007 had a
serious controller growl (SCR), the TEVan had an almost shriek to the
controller and incredible blower fan noises, the Solectrias alternately
purred and squealed, and my Civic conversion has a low whine in the gearbox.
>Where is the "Pot box." The service manual must referThe pot box is the variable resistor controlled by the throttle. It is on
>to it as something else. I can check the tolerances
>of the resistors in the box. But what should they be?
the fire wall above the master cylinder. It is just a fairly common
potentiometer in a weather resistant box. I opened the pot and cleaned the
inside with electronics cleaner. I might be worth considering replacing
the whole unit. I don't know the specs, but it is probably
labeled. Anyone happen to know the rating? Anyone with a Solectria near
Anil to compare sounds?
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