Introduction

This guide will show how to fix squeaky parts on the wheelchair.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Typically, this will be one of the rear wheels, castor wheels, or brakes. Image 2/3: Clean and remove any dirt or rust from the source of the squeaking. Image 3/3: You may need to partially disassemble the squeaky part in order to thoroughly clean it.
  • Locate the source of the squeaking.

  • Typically, this will be one of the rear wheels, castor wheels, or brakes.

  • Clean and remove any dirt or rust from the source of the squeaking.

  • You may need to partially disassemble the squeaky part in order to thoroughly clean it.

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Image 1/1: Refer to the teardown to check that the wheelchair is properly assembled.
  • Check for improper assembly.

  • Refer to the teardown to check that the wheelchair is properly assembled.

  • Check for proper lubrication. If not lubricated, lubricate thoroughly with bike grease.

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Image 1/1: If the squeaking still continues, recheck the chair until the problem is fixed.
  • Roll the wheelchair around to check if the squeaking has stopped.

  • If the squeaking still continues, recheck the chair until the problem is fixed.

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Conclusion

Squeaking can be caused by overly tightened connections. If problem still occurs after going through steps, try to slightly loosen bolts (half a turn of the wrench) near the source of squeaking.

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A quick spray of Extralube C60 Trigger Spray will keep the components rust free and spinning for much longer... worth a go www.team-zx1.com

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