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8966Re: 1999 Solectria Broke an Axle

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  • Larry
    May 5, 2013
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      Mau,
      Is the passenger side half shaft, with the CV joints, that you have, already the correct length for a 1999 Solectria? I would be interested in purchasing one, if that is the case.
      Was the driver side half shaft also a custom length?

      Regards,
      Larry



      --- In solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com, mau nguyen <mauvng@...> wrote:
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      > I have a custom driveshaft bar for that. If you're interested its will cost you $100.00 for that or if you interested the completed driveshaft with both end on, its will cost you $400.00. This is OEM parts not after market.
      > Thanks,
      > Mau
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      > --- On Sat, 5/4/13, Chandler Chip <cchandler66@...> wrote:
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      > From: Chandler Chip <cchandler66@...>
      > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] 1999 Solectria Broke an Axle
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:36 AM
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      > Mau Nguyen may still have standard Solectria axles available. He assembled vehicles for Solectria and Azure Dynamics:
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      > Mau Nguyen <mauvng@...>    See his email for August 5, 2012 in the list archives.
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      > Chip Chandler
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      > On May 4, 2013, at 8:43 AM, Jack Mottley <jack.mottley@...> wrote:
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      > > My wife was driving our 1999 Solectria Force a few weeks ago and in addition to the usual jerking motion when starting from a dead stop it went into a mode of barely moving, usually a sign that the db9 connector to the motor sensors is not making a good connection. We wiggled the connector, and it would work better for a short time then go back into the limited speed operation again.
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      > > After stopping and wiggling the connector multiple times, it finally started moving and suddenly she heard a loud bang and the car would not accelerate although the motor seemed to be running. She coasted into a parking lot and we found that the axle to the right front wheel had broken. Had it towed home and it has been sitting in the garage since.
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      > > The right front axle is indeed broken between the gear box and the wheel, I think due to the jerking on start up, when the wheel tries to move alternately forward and backward. I know that because before it all broke I had run the car with the front up on jackstands and could see the wheels jerk back and forth until it finally began running smoothly in the appropriate direction.
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      > > Are the axles standard? Can they be replaced? Can they be repaired? I'll try to post photos on the Yahoo group.
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      > > Jack Mottley
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