Congrats on being back on the road. Where did you source the
On Behalf Of Danny Ames
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 8:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] A Force broken in San Francisco Back on the
Wanted to share my good news.
Just completed the final repair work today and its working great.
With all the rain storms here in soggy California and my limited time
available to work on the car it has been a challenge.
Fortunately I was able to get a new sensor and get the motor in and out
ok between dry times.
Motor bearings were replaced due to excessive axial play.
The sensor board was also bad due to it getting banged.
Runs like a top.
Danny Ames wrote:
>After several months of carefree driving we have now been down for
>I have bee reluctant to post my story and a bit depressed and needed to
>do some checking.
>In my several calls to various people feel ready to run this by those
>What happened is the car starting bucking on de-acceleration and got
>progressively worse till finally it stopped moving in downtown rush
>I examined the speed sensor disk and could see the lines scratched off
>where the detector pair on the speed sensor is placed.
>I re-inked the disk lines with a sharpie and tried to makes several
>adjustments but could not get it going at all and had the car towed
>Jacked up the front end so the wheels could turn freely.
>Completely backed off the sensor and the motor would turn smoothly and
>In testing I adjusted the sensor closer in small increments to the disk
>and then the motor started to respond in a very erratic and rough
>stepping motions. The axial motion of the motor armature starting
>jumping about at what appears to be .125 inch so the disk is moving to
>and fro in this sputtering effect to the sensor and is very choppy
>The motor bearings seem noise free but the armatures axial movement
>maybe to great and the trouble possibly.
>When the motor is at rest the disk is about flush to the motor face.
>I can see the motor mounts with 3 bolts, so does one remove these and
>simply slide the motor out.
>Also how does the motor shaft engage to the transmission?
>Hopefully I am on the right track to fixing this.
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