Wheel and Pedal Repairs

Discussion in 'GT Resource Center' started by THE_KART96, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. THE_KART96

    THE_KART96 TPRA Staff

    Do you have a problem and need a fix or have a fix for a problem. Post them here.
     
  2. ttourist

    ttourist Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

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    A common problem with the Logitech G series pedals is brakes that drag slightly. This is usually due to the potentiometer not rotating enough for it to find it's zero. I modded mine to allow for slightly more potentiometer rotation. I shaved off a bit of the potentiometer gear and it was fixed. Note where the yellow arrow points to a flat spot on the potentiometer gear. Creating this flat spot allows for more rotation.

    Basically, take apart the case (a bunch of little screws). Then remove the Allen bolts at the pivot points of the brake pedal unit. Then, carefully and gently, shave a bit off of the potentiometer gear where it makes contact with the pedal unit, allowing for more rotation of the potentiometer. When reassembling pedal unit, be sure to index the gears properly - the other pedal units can be used as a guide.

    I would recommend testing before full reassembly. Put it back together and you're done. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  3. THE_KART96

    THE_KART96 TPRA Staff

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    This also works for the DFGT. Fixed mine this way.
     
  4. Clutch3411

    Clutch3411 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    I have a G25 steering wheel. For quite some time now, shifting into reverse by pushing down on the shift knob and shifting to 6th gear no longer works. Anyone know how I can fix this? Or maybe lead me to some place that sells G25 shifters? I've tried looking for the shifters, but since the G27 has been released, I don't think they manufacture it anymore.

    Also, sometimes the game doesn't read when I shift into 2nd gear. I have to do it repeatedly (3-4 times) before it works. It happens enough to where it gets annoying. Anyone have a fix for this?

    My steering wheel is almost 5 years old now...maybe it's just time to buy a new one, but I can't afford a $2-300 wheel at the moment. So any suggestions would be great! Thanks.
     
  5. clacksman

    clacksman Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    The game software does that, there's an invisible limit to how fast you can do a shift with 1-2 having the most onerous speed cap. Try it with the Logitech Gaming Software on your PC too see if the problem persists outside GT5. Here are instructions to take the shifter apart, you may just have a case of pet hair in there.
     
  6. DarkLegions

    DarkLegions Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    Interesting clacksman, i didnt know that.
    It happens to me too. B/c you're accelerating faster at slower speed its more noticeble when ur not on the power shifting, so i think i tried to do it extra fast, and the steps were getting out of sync, i.e. i thought i was trying to shift too quickly in that, im not holding down the clutch long enough for me to hit the shifter into 2nd, and getting on gas too early
     
  7. Clutch3411

    Clutch3411 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    Yea, I think I do that too sometimes, but there are other times where I'm holding the clutch down and I have to shift from 1st to 2nd a few times for it to register that I'm now in 2nd gear. I don't know, it's a little bothersome but still drivable...for now.
     
  8. PuckHead77

    PuckHead77 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    Yea,it's the game itself, I use a Fanatec wheel and it does the same thing.
     
  9. BANG_N_OLUFSEN

    BANG_N_OLUFSEN Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    Thanks Tourist for the info. My brakes were dragging on my G27 and this resolved the issue! Much better than wondering why everyone is flying past me on an uphill.
    BANG
     
  10. redsoxboy80

    redsoxboy80 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    So I'm gonna put this here for reference in case anyone has a similar problem:

    While practicing for the DRC enduro, I first started to notice a problem with my wheel while turning left. The feedback motor started making a whirring noise while it was under load and the feedback started to feel vague while unwinding the wheel. There was no problem turning right, only left. Later the problem got worse and the feedback while turning in and unwinding felt very grindy (best word I can come up with), and the noise from the motor sounded worse. The wheel felt smooth when the wheel was unplugged, but it still made a grinding/whirring noise while being turned. The problem mainly occurred when the wheel was turned left with feedback on. I’m guessing the constant left-side load from the banking at Daytona created the problem.

    So I decided to take the wheel apart to investigate. After talking to Choate, I thought the problem would either be in one of the motors, a gear, or a bearing. Turns out that the left-side feedback motor (the long one, if anyone has seen the inside) was the problem. Turning the gear on the left-side motor with my fingers revealed the problem, but it sounds much worse when attached to the gear. I guess attaching the motor to the primary 'drive gear', for lack of a better term, turns the feedback motor much more quickly than anyone can with their fingers . So the problem with the motor will be worse when it spins faster. If you haven’t seen the inside of one of these wheels than you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. I tried to paint that picture as clearly as I could.

    Anyway, I called Logitech earlier today and their customer support was really good. I mean it was a breath of fresh air. The whole process took about 15 minutes. Here’s how it went:
    - I just pushed a few buttons to get transferred to the right department
    - Told the representative about the issue, she asked a few questions and took my information
    - She put me on hold for a couple minutes to speak her supervisor
    - Came back and told me to ship the wheel back to Logitech
    - I’m getting a replacement wheel shipped when Logitech receives shipment of my wheel
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  11. DUNTOV3030

    DUNTOV3030 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    Thx for posting rsb. Hope you get your new wheel soon.
     
  12. NBA336

    NBA336 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    How long have you had the wheel? Is it under some warranty or were they just being nice?
     
  13. redsoxboy80

    redsoxboy80 Licensed Racer

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    I got the wheel in July from Amazon brand new. And I guess they were just being nice, honestly can't say. I was just expecting to order the replacement part, but after giving all the info to the representative, they decided to replace the entire wheel. I'm not sure what the details of the warranty are, but I was just very pleased with how they dealt with the problem so I wasn't asking questions. I'm sure I'll be getting a refurbished wheel, but I'm totally ok with that. Heck even if I had to pay for the replacement motor I still would have been ok with it.

    Seriously I was incredibly impressed with their customer service. It was totally straightfoward.
     
  14. Peyepete

    Peyepete Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    I had a similar experience with Logitech a few years ago. when my DFPRO was about 18 months old, it started jumping a couple of gears when using the paddle ( switch ) shifters.
    I gave them all the info over the phone and they shipped out a new wheel / pedal set, no charge or freight costs and I didn't have to return the old one.
    Two thumbs up to Logitech from me.
     
  15. NBA336

    NBA336 Licensed Racer

    Re: wheel and peddle repairs

    I'm now having trouble with my paddles too Pete. Jumping gears. I was going to try to take it apart but it looks a little daunting for me. I might give Logitech a call and see if they can help me. Otherwise, I guess it's time for a new wheel. It's a DFGT.
     

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