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I have a power wheelchair (rascal turnabout) and need to take the seat off to change the batterys but dont know how, can you please help

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Hi. This type of fault can be caused by a few different problems. Is the machine flashing any fault codes?

Faults could be a stuck brush in the motor, Free-wheel lever in the wrong position, faulty motor or battery connectors, loose battery terminals, jambed brake solenoid.
Hope this helps. Neil.

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Metz the only place I could find that might be able to help you is the Manufacturer. You can call 1-800-MOBILITY, that's 1-800-662-4548 to see if they will send you the diagrams. Hope this helps you

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most rascal 235 and 245 scooters come equiped with power seat height control. you turn the key to the left and then the throttle lever becomes the seat height controller. the seat motor is ditectly uuder front of seat post. if it will not run follow wires to see that they are plugged up good.

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It needs 2 U1 batteries the cost can be from 70.00 to 100.00 each and I would check for an interstate battery dealer or if you can find a battery warehouse type store they should carry these
Hope this helps

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Based on what you are describing, you have a right motor fault.
This means there is a problem in the motor, the wiring, or the connections to the motor.

Let's take each of these in turn.
To make the checks on the various components, you need to remove the seating system.
Unplug the joystick cable leading to the base.
Remove the seating system from the base using the release lever and 1 or 2 people to lift it off the seat post and onto the ground.
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If all the electrical connections are tight, or if one of the connections was loose and the contact had backed out of the connector, fix it and you are home free. Test by scooting the seating system over on the floor and plugging in the joystick to test.
If you still have a fault code, find the wiring leading to the right motor. ( You should also check the left motor while you're under the hood because sometimes with mid wheel drive chairs the fault code is reversed when the motors are plugged in the controller). If you have a voltmeter, you can check out the motor. Unplug the motor at the connector. These motors may have 2 different style plugs that will release when you press the plastic lever and wiggle the plug out. Check it at the controller for good contact.
The plug should have 2 large wires for the motor and 2 smaller wires for the brake. The brake should read between 40 to 60 ohms and the motor should read between 0 and 1.5 ohms. If either of these is out of factory spec, replace the motor/brake assembly. If the gearbox is noisy or leaking, replace the motor/brake/gearbox assembly.
With that being said, you need to check and replace the batteries first if they are weak or bad.
If you are handy or know a good mechanic the assembly can be changed in 2 hours including testing and diagnosis,removal and replacement of the assembly.
You need to call Electric Mobility to get the replacement parts 1-800-MOBILITY. Hope this helps.

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What rascal turnabout battery is ?how much is ? and how can i buy it ?


It needs 2 U1 batteries the cost can be from 70.00 to 100.00 each and I would check for an interstate battery dealer or if you can find a battery warehouse type store they should carry these
Hope this helps

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