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Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby jjrk3 » 17 Sep 2018, 16:31

I have a X8 4X4 chair. One of the back motors has been making a bad grinding noise once in awhile. I looked at it yesterday and I can move the output shaft up and down. Is there supposed to be a bearing holding it centered? How do I go about fixing this or do I need to purchase a new motor? I can't be without my chair very long since I use it on our farm. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby woodygb » 17 Sep 2018, 16:35

Probably a broken axle drive shaft.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1313
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby woodygb » 17 Sep 2018, 16:43

11 Warranty
This wheelchair is provided with a 12 month Limited Warranty on the parts and workmanship
contained within.
This warranty does not cover wearing items such as tires, batteries, upholstery etc.
The warranty does not cover freight to or from the manufacturer, that is, the chair must be
returned to the factory or Dealer, freight pre-paid, for all warranty repairs.
The warranty on this power chair does not cover breakages / damage to either the motors,
gearboxes, or axle shafts caused by misuse of the wheelchair.

Warranty does not cover faults, failures or excessive wear caused by lack of appropriate
maintenance and regular servicing by authorized repairers as outlined within this owners
manual.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby jjrk3 » 17 Sep 2018, 16:49

Thanks for the info. It isn't broken completely yet but I need to take it apart and figure out what to do with it. The wheelchair repair places around here don't know how to work on anything. All they ever want to do is put a new motor in it. I'm not wanting to do that because of the costs. I'll probably take it to a machine shop and see what they say.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Burgerman » 17 Sep 2018, 17:16

May just be a bearing if you are fortunate. The motors generally wear out together though. As in if one part is worn out, so is the rest... Thats why they sell complete motor/gearbox as a unit. Usually false economy trying to fix.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Gnomatic » 17 Sep 2018, 19:54

woodygb wrote:Probably a broken axle drive shaft.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1313


I'd put my money on this being the problem.

I've had a few X5's/V6's, so same motors as used on your Extreme. Same thing happened to me. There's this occasional clicking/grinding noise at certain times, and over time it became more frequent. And the axle was no longer rigid, and had a bit of "play" in it, causing the wheel to toe in a bit. It eventually failed completely and would no longer turn So that's what you have to look forward to.

I *think* those axles can be replaced but not 100% sure.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Gnomatic » 17 Sep 2018, 20:49

For a peek into the gearbox of your motor, click on the link below.

https://youtu.be/ixLeeSENlPU?t=15m7s
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Burgerman » 17 Sep 2018, 21:01

That set screw effort wont last a week. Should be a 6mm key in there.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Gnomatic » 17 Sep 2018, 21:06

Burgerman wrote:That set screw effort wont last a week. Should be a 6mm key in there.


Yes ignore that part. He's "fixing" something on the chair that's not a problem to begin with. But it does show a Magic Mobility gear box taken apart. Which is the reason I linked it.
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Re: Extreme X8 4X4 Chair help

Postby Burgerman » 17 Sep 2018, 21:19

I started using taperlock fittings becaise even a solid steel 20mm long 6x6mm key wears and frets and gives backlash problems. Sunrise and a few other manufacturers soon moved to tapered fitting hubs with a key added to be sure.

A couple of screws is a joke. They dont stand a chance.
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