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9258Re: Shift Happens! Could use some advice, or a replacement motor

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  • joe
    Aug 24, 2013
      --- In solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com, "Sean K" <seankmc@...> wrote:
      > The previous photos I posted still apply, my rotor is still shifting more than 1/4 inch, I had the bearings replaced and the motor shop used some sort of retaining compound to try to keep the bearing from slipping out of the housing. I thought it had worked because I was able to drive it around in limp mode without an issue, but as soon as I got the car to drive normally and accelerated in the max power mode the rotor shifted again!
      > I'm to the point where I'm tempted to try using something like jb weld or a brazing rod around the outside of the bearing, i think that the gap is too big for the loctite retaining compound that was previously recommended, I don't have any idea where to get a new bell housing for this motor, so it doesn't seem like I have much to lose by trying something a bit more permanent on this.
      > So does anyone have any advice on how to fix this? Or even better does anyone have a working spare motor that they would be willing to sell?
      what happens when the motor shifts? I think the shaft travels laterally but does it just fault out or does it oscilate or bind during rotation?
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