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I have a rascal taxi 4 and it wont go it has a light that flashes 5 times then a beak then again and again help meeee

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Either your parking brake is engaged or if your scooter is more like mine i have a Rascal 600t it gives a code 5 service code when it thinks its in free wheel. The freewheel mechanism is located on the trans-axle which if you go outside across grass it gets wet. Th is device doesn't like moister and will get stiff will partially engage or disengage. In that mechanism there is a micro-switch which if the lever when slipped into the engaged position doesn't go all the way to the seated position the switch will see the mechanism as being disengaged [in free wheel] and will inhibit the motor from running. I lubricate the entire assembly with pure silicon spray oil,WARNING, do not use WD-40, It will eat some plastics.After lubricating the lever should move smoothly. I have to lub my scooter about once a month in the winter.

Now if this doesn't work check the connector that are all the wires are connected. Disconnect the connector check the pins are ok reconnect check to see if your still getting the failure. If you are still getting this problem do continuity checks on the wiring. You will need a multimeter only $9
http://www.amazon.com/Mastech-YG188-Pocket-size-analog-multimeter/dp/B00064CH6A/ref=sr_1_8?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1339024102&sr=1-8 Check the switch in the freewheel assembly. Select ohms the highest scale, short the leads together, zero the meter by turning the zero adjust knob. There is only one wire we are interested in. On some scooters you can visually see the switch and the wire running from it. The wire usually foes to a spade connector. Disconnect the spade connector put a probe on that connector leading to the switch. Disconnect the battery put other probe on the positive side of the terminals that were connected to the battery not to the battery it side.Work the switch does the meter needle deflect to zero, no, try the negative side. Does the meter deflect, no, put the probes directly on the switch terminals, does the switch.when worked now cause the meter to deflect, no, replace switch, yes, the problem is in the harness, don't panic, use can use that meter to trace the wire through the harness. Wiggling wires and flexing connectors usually makes the meter flick at some point. Thats how i do it i'm never without my trusty meter. Rascal are notorious for having problems of this type my mid-frame harness fell apart in the middle of a six lane intersection, the scooter simply locks up tight .I can do nothing but sit in the middle of this huge intersection. People try to move me but the scooters wheels are locked, my illness makes it so i can't communicate with people do it was a mess. So i modified the connector so its no longer a latch type connector. I drilled it for a quick pin which is much stronger than what its using now. Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 04, 2012

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SOURCE: Could use a workshop manual for Rascal Taxi 4.

HI
YOU CAN GET A USERS MANUAL, NOT A WORKSHOP MANUAL FOR YOUR RASCAL BY CALLING 1-800-MOBILITY OR GO TO ELECTRIC MOBILITY.COM
GOOD LUCK
TIM

Posted on Apr 29, 2011

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SOURCE: I need a manual for

this would be helpful :-
http://www.rascalscooters.com/index.cfm/mobility/service.manuals

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, I'm looking for help

Did you sort your problem charging your Taxi 4? If not, let me know - could email you copy of instructions. rahpos

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SOURCE: My Rascal 329LE wont move and the light flashes 7

Hello please visit:-www.alldatasheet.com its free and you can download as a PDF File what you require.have a nice day Colin.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Liteway Rascal

hi.
as far as i can find out, this is part of the self diagnosing, fault finding system on newer scooters.
different number of flashes signifyiing different faults. i cannot find a specific manual for the rascal scooter, but on most scooters of this type 9 flashes is listed as "other internal fault, return to dealer for inspection"

this could cover absolutely anything. the only thing i can suggest, is that oyu check all of the electrical connections are clean and secure. make sure there is no obvious damage to any wiring, and that all of the control units, motor, and brake unit are clean and secure on the scooter.
there is very little else that a user can do to these scooters, other than returning it to the dealer for a full inspection.
dealers should be able to give you a free estimate of repair costs. and then it is up to you if you have it done or not. the only thing to be careful of, is that most dealers are just interested in selling new scooters, so they will try VERY hard to get you to buy another scooter rather than have your existing one repaired as they can make far more money this way. you will have to stand your ground to get a free estimate.

good luck.

hope this helps

Posted on Jun 22, 2011

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