Re: 2008 E-Z-Go 48Volt RXV Golf cart 1. Will WD-40 reduce loud squeaking seemingly coming from leaf springs? 2. What is cause of loud clunking noise in differential when cart is pushed gently back and forth? 3. What is probable cause of loud groaning from rear end when cart is driven slowly in either direction (wheels and rear axle have been checked and lubed)?
Country: United StatesMake: E-Z-GOModel: 48V RXVYear: 2008Engine: Electric
Checked rear axle and wheels.
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You can try some WD-40 the noise is caused from the bushings getting worn out
Loud clunking noise in the diff is normally caused from old or worn fluid in the differential its normal to have a small amount of noise from the gear moving.
Loud noise can indicate no fluid or worn bearings which will need to be serviced. Start by changing the fluid in the rear diff check the old fluid if there is any for metal shavings if so you will need to service the differential.
1. Are the bushings easy to replace and are they available only from E-Z-GO?
2. How much oil is in the differential and do you recommend 30W, 60W or 90W?
Good, I'll hang on...
30 w motor oil fill/ck plug should be half way up the rear end cover.
The bushing are quite difficult unless you have done it before. I would do the wd40 first
This may clear up all noise
Okay. Location of fill/ck plug seems to be about 2/3rds up the cover. Will the oil drain or does it have to be sucked out?
There will be a drain plug lower
Okay. I'll proceed tomorrow. How do I get back to you specifically if I have a further question?
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Thursday, May 10 12:55 PMI changed oil in diferential yesterday with SAE 30W (no additives). Old oil was pure black and gritty (but did not see metal splinters).and spilled out when I removed check/plug. Had to remove pan to empty bulk of the oil. Cleaned and replaced pan using silicone tube to provide sealant 'gasket'. New oil added using siphon pump and tube. Did not overfill, just till it oozed over edge of check/plug hole. Then used WD-40 on all accesible metal connections around leaf springs and shocks, etc. Cart now dramatically quieter. Any further comments?Thank you
You sound like you have it under control let me know if you have other concerns..