How to Fix EZGO that keeps Stripping the Hub (STEPS)


Why does your EZGO golf cart keep stripping the hub? 

Your EZGO golf cart might be stripping the hub because the stock hub was made using a weaker metal than the drive axel. The teeth that make the wheel and tire spin might be worn down into nubs that don’t make contact anymore.

The hub may also be stripping because you often don’t bring your cart to a complete stop before switching the direction your cart is going into. Direction here meaning forward or reverse. This can be prevented by not doing what was mentioned above or by replacing your cart’s hubs and axels with more heavy-duty options.

 

How do you fix a stripped hub on your EZGO golf cart?

To fix a stripped hub on your EZGO golf cart, follow the instructions below.

  1. Your cart’s hub can’t be removed unless your brake drum is removed first. This is because your hub is bolted in place by 4 bolts inside the assembly.
  2. After dealing with the brake drum and bolts, loosen your cart’s wheel then lift and support your cart.
  3. Remove your cart’s wheel.
  4. Remove the cotter pin.
  5. Loosen the castellated nut till the tie rod ball joint threads are protected.
  6. Back your cart’s brake lining off using an adjuster.
  7. Turn the adjuster wheel to decrease the brake expansion and allow the drum to slip over.
  8. Use penetrant oil to spray the splines.
  9. Gently hit the drum with a hammer to get it off.
  10. Replace your old hubs with new ones.
  11. Reassemble everything.

 

Should you replace both hubs on your EZGO golf cart?

Yes, you should replace both E-Z-GO hubs. This because replacing only one hub will create an imbalance in your cart.

Aside from that, having one old hub and one new hub makes maintenance on your cart more confusing in the long run. 

Also, while you’re at it replacing your hubs, go and check that your axel splines are in great shape. Damaged and worn out splines can adversely affect your cart’s hubs!

You can replace both of your cart’s hubs by following the steps in the instructions in the section above!

 

EZGO golf cart keeps stripping the hub

 

Why are the spindles in your EZGO golf cart loose?

Your spindles are probably loose because you’ve been taking your golf cart out onto uneven or hard terrain. This wears out your spindles quickly. Also, your spindles might be loose just from normal wear and tear. 

You can tighten your EZGO golf cart spindles by following these instructions:

  • Lift up and support the front of your golf cart.
  • Tighten up the lock nut to the appropriate torque. That’s usually about 56 to 70 ft.lbs of torque.
  • Check and see if your spindle turns freely on the king pin tube after you’re done tightening things up.
  • Tighten the castellated nut to the appropriate torque. That’s usually about 36 ft.lbs of torque.
  • Lower your golf cart.
  • Check the front wheel alignment of your cart and make any adjustments necessary.

 

How do you remove the spindles on your EZGO TXT golf cart?

The spindles in your EZGO TXT golf cart are going to wear out over time. Especially if you’re taking your cart out on harsh terrain.

Here’s some step by step instructions on how to replace your worn-out spindles:

  1. Loosen the front wheel of your golf cart.
  2. Lift and support the front end of your golf cart.
  3. Take off the front wheel of your golf cart.
  4. Take off the cotter pin.
  5. Untighten the castellated nut till the tie rod ball joint threads are protected.
  6. Get a ball joint separator and apply pressure to the ball joint.
  7. Tap the nut with a hammer to release the tie rod from the spindle arm.
  8. Take off the nut from the tie rod.
  9. Take off the tie rod from the spindle arm.
  10. Take off the lock nut and washer from the bolt.
  11. Get rid of the nut.
  12. Pull the bolt and washer from the spindle.
  13. Separate the spindle from the axel. 
  14. Take off the thrust washer as well as the king pin from the spindle.
  15. Replace the old spindle with a new one.
  16. Reassemble everything.  

 

How do you remove the spindles from your EZGO RXV golf cart?

The spindles in your EZGO RXV golf cart will get worn out over time. They’ll wear out and loosen even faster than normal if you drive your golf cart on rough or uneven terrain.

To remove the spindles from your EZGO RXV golf cart, follow the instructions below.

  1. Get ready to remove the wheel by loosening up the front wheel of your EZGO RXV golf cart.
  2. Lift up and support the front end of your golf cart.
  3. Remove the front wheel of your golf cart.
  4. You should see a cotter pin which you need to remove.
  5. Loosen the castellated nut till the tie rod ball joint threads are protected.
  6. Use a ball joint separator to apply pressure to the ball joint.
  7. Gently tap the nut with a hammer to release the tie rod from the spindle arm.
  8. Remove the nut from the tie rod.
  9. Remove the tie rod from the spindle arm.
  10. Remove the lock nut and washer from the bolt.
  11. Throw away the nut.
  12. Remove the washer as well as the bolt from the spindle.
  13. Take the spindle out from the axel.
  14. Remove the thrust washer as well as the king pin from the spindle.
  15. Throw out the old spindle.
  16. Use a new spindle to replace the old one.
  17. Put everything back together.

 

How do you replace a stripped rear wheel hub on your EZGO golf cart? 

The stock hubs on an EZGO golf cart are usually the first things to succumb to wear and tear. The reason this is the case is because the wheel hub is made of softer metal than the drive axel.

As time goes by, the teeth that hold and spin your cart’s wheel are eventually worn down till they are unable to make contact.

Follow the instructions below to replace your stripped wheel hub. These instructions are applicable to most EZGO golf carts from the year 1982 forward. 

  1. First, remove your cart’s brake drum.
  2. Next, remove the 4 bolts inside the assembly that hold your wheel hub in place.
  3. Next, loosen your cart’s wheel then lift and support your cart.
  4. Now take off your cart’s wheel.
  5. After you take off the wheel, you should be able to see a cotter pin. Remove it.
  6. Next, you should be able to spot the castellated nut. You need to loosen it until the tie rod ball joint threads are protected.
  7. You need to use an adjuster and back your cart’s brake lining off.
  8. You need to turn the adjuster wheel in order to decrease the brake expansion which will allow the drum to slip over.
  9. Spray your cart’s splines using penetrant oil.
  10. Tap the drum with a hammer to get it off. Tap it as carefully as you can.
  11. Replace your old hubs with new ones and reassemble everything.

Ernie

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