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The rear axle on my fortress 2000 scooter moves about 1/4 inch to the left or right causing the left and right wheels to rub on a bolt on the inside of the tires. Is there a way to tighten the axle to solve this problem? Thinking maybe a bushing has wore out.

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There is a bearing inside pin roller this get no grease unless pulled apart and serviced so if this has not been done the bearing is most likely worn out take apart and find bearing number very small ### so wash in solvent to see it go to auto parts store and order new 1

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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    Gord Wallen Oct 23, 2013

    Thanks. Took a closer look at axle and inspected bearings. Determined the collar holding bearing was loose. Tightened both and everything is fine now.

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The noise you are describing usually comes from the trans-axle and not from the motor/brake. Motor brake noise is usually continuous. Sounds like the trans-axle may be slightly bent on the right or rubbing internally. The easiest way to identify this is to block up the scooter and remove the rear cover. Look and listen to all the drivetrain components while the scooter is blocked up and running. If you hear rubbing at the end shaft as you describe you can try the following:
Loosen the trans-axle metal mounts that clamp the rubber sleeves over the trans-axle
Spray the rubber sleeves with silicone.
Re-torque the clamps after checking the alignment.
An overtightened or misaligned clamp can sometimes cause noise.
The brake/motor/transaxle has a prorated three year warranty so you should go through a Pride dealer for warranty repairs.
Sometimes you can get a noisy wheel on the key and key-way of the trans-axle shaft. It may be worthwhile to pull both rear wheels lubricate the shaft key-ways and keys and re-install the wheels. This can sometimes quiet a multitude of noises from the trans-axle. Depending on the age of the scooter you can do nothing, replace the brake/motor/transaxle parts individually, replace the complete assembly. I like to replace the entire assembly under warranty so there are no future problems. The rest of the repair depends on your insurance coverage or budget. Hope this helps.

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