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Unread 11-16-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default 2003 V Glide runs slow

Howdy all! My first post here in a while, although I have gained a lot of knowledge having read many of the posts. I am hoping that I can get an answer to my problem. I think I know what it is, but would like to confirm my suspicion.

As stated, I have a 2003 Club Car with V Glide, 36v. I recently replaced the batteries and accidentally broke the mounting tab off the V Glide case. I got a new case and put everything back together, but now the cart won't get up to full power. What I suspect to be the problem is that the wiper, when at full throttle, still touches the pad second from the top, as well as the top pad. I am thinking that the slight contact is making connection with the resistor and pulling power away. Before I pull it all out and try to adjust the linkage or wiper arm, I was hoping to confirm I am on the right track.

If I am not on the right track, maybe y'all could let me know what to try.

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Unread 11-16-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2003 V Glide runs slow

The wiper pad contacting the two last pad positions is the problem, the wiper cannot contact the previous pad or you are not adding the last resistor to your 0-5kΩ range.
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Default Re: 2003 V Glide runs slow

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The wiper pad contacting the two last pad positions is the problem, the wiper cannot contact the previous pad or you are not adding the last resistor to your 0-5kΩ range.
36 volt Vglide, so it's a resistor cart, not a controller 0-5k cart.

Fortdick: go ahead and adjust the rod from the pedal to the Vglide out a little longer so the wiper pad rests evenly on the top contact. You shouldn't have to take anything out to do this, just loosen the jam nuts on each end of the rod and twist it rather than the ends (much like a tie rod) to lengthen it, then retighten the jam nuts.
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Unread 11-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2003 V Glide runs slow

The multi-step resistor box (v-glide with resistors on the back) was the only technical possibility to explain why shorting the last 2 pads would not allow full speed.

If it is indeed a high amperage V-Glide, then the last pad is already damaged as even if the wiper arm barely touches the last pad, virtually all current will go thru the last pad.
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Default Re: 2003 V Glide runs slow

Bowing to greater electrical knowledge, all mine is from my hands on experience and definitely not as sound in the technical department.

Fortdick, we need a little info on your cart to help us figure out exactly how to troubleshoot your issue. Can we get the first part of the serial number? Also, does the cart have several large wires running out of the V-glide, or a few small ones? Lastly, please tell us the number of caps (# of cells) per battery. It will either be 3 or 4.
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