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Trent I had this with another scooter and it turned out to be a cut or piece missing from one of the tires. Check all the tires carefully for any little defect or gouge. If you find something fishy take a piece of tape and cove the defect and the drive the scooter and see if you still hear the ticking sound. If that doesn't help block the rear of the scooter off the floor and have your wife run it slowly carefully listen to both rear tires to see if you can find the one making noise. If you can't hear the noise block up the front tires spin them to listen for the sound you are hearing. Hope this helps and let me know what you find Good Luck
Its quite common for Pride scooters to be assembled using little or no grease on the rear axle. If the noise is like a stone stuck in the tyre, its probably a 'Dry Axle' as mentioned above. Try just removing the rear wheel(s) and greasing the axle. This normally cures the problem. When removing the wheel, be careful not to lose the hub key which slots into the axle and wheel to stop the wheel spinning freely on the axle. Hope this helps.
Hi. Loud clicking noises from the rear wheels are usually caused by movement of the square steel key that fits into a groove on the axle inside the wheel hub. This is what drives the wheels.
You will probably get a click for each revolution of the wheels.
To fix it, remove the rear wheels and wipe a thin smear of grease on the key and axle, then replace the wheels.
The grease will allow the key to move slightly without making a noise, and help stop it from wearing.
It sometimes helps to also remove the front wheels, and wipe a thin smear of grease onto the front stub axles. There is no key in the front hubs, but the grease helps to prevent the bearings siezing on to the axles.
Good luck. Neil.
Hi. Does it make a click about every revolution of the rear wheels? If so it is probably the square key in the axle that drives the wheels. Raise the rear of the machine on blocks, and remove the rear wheels. Wipe a thin smear of grease on the axle and key. then reassemble and test.
I have done this on many machines because of the noise. Just about all brands have this problem.
Good luck. Neil.
Hi.Most scooters use a steel key in each rear hub to drive the wheels. These often get noisy. As the wheel turns the weight is put on the key and then comes of as the wheel keeps turning making a noise each revolution of the wheel. To repair remove the rear wheels and wipe a thin smear of grease onto the axle and key. This will reduce the noise. Hint, loosen the bolts holding the wheel on before raising the rear end to remove the wheels. If you place a support or block of timber under the machine, be careful of the motor brush holders.
Other noises could be gearbox gears worn.
Good luck. Neil.
Hi. If the knocking noise happens with each revolution of the wheel, it is probably the square key in the axle that drives the wheel. Remoce the wheel and wipe a light smear of grease on the axle and key where it fits inside the wheel. As the wheel normally rotates, the weight comes on to the key and off again, causing the noise. The grease allows it to move without making the noise. Sometimes also caused by a stone in the tread, but most likely to be a dry key.Good luck. Neil.
This can be caused by two things usually. One cause is the bolt holding wheel to the axle is a little loose so check to make sure it is very tight on the axle. The second click comes from flat-free tires. The tires have an adhesive applied at the factory and if you hit a bump, or if there's not enough to hold the tire tight to the rim, the tire will make a grinding click noise when it rolls and passes over this area. Pneumatic tires properly inflated don't make this noise since the air pressure keeps the tire fixed to the rim at the bead; flat free tires lack this pressure. Simply lubricate the area around the tire where it meets the rim on inside and outside, and drive it...noise should dissipate.