- Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:55 pm
Let's try a few things.
With both of the rear wheels lifted off of the ground do the following: Grab one wheel and rotate it in either/both directions. You should feel quite a bit of resistance and feel, and hear, the gearbox meshing with the motor and the other internal gears. The resistance should be high at first and then ease slightly as you continue to rotate the wheel. It should also be smooth with no popping, ratcheting or skipping. Do this with both rear wheels independently. Make sure to rotate the wheels at least a few full rotations in each direction.
Second test ( again with both rear wheels off of the ground): place the shifter in high gear and depress the foot pedal. Both rear wheels should spin. With the pedal depressed and wheels spinning, loosely grab one of the wheels at a time (adding resistance to put some pressure on the motors/gearboxes) and neither wheel should stop.
Pushing these vehicles around manually tends to break/strip gears or wheel hubs. Let us know how these tests go and hopefully we can help figure out what the problem is.
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