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Unread 04-09-2015, 12:20 PM   #11
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Im not sure what that means its a 1998 36V. (thanks for helping me figure that out).

3 battery read 6v, 3 batteries read 3.8v. I only need this thing to run good for a weekend, so if I can get away with only 3 batteries please let me know.
If this is a resistor cart, meaning there are lots of heavy 6ga cables going into the Vglide and a bunch of visible Resistor coils, and the 3 batteries getting discharged are the 3 starting from pack negative: You have the positives for the Full Speed and Half-Speed reversed at the FNR switch.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 12:49 PM   #12
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sergio what can i take pictures of near the batteries that could help you determine that? I am not sure where/what to look for.
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there should be a pie shaped box on the driver side in between the batteries and look towards the back of the battery compartment do you see a line of coils ?

is the a serial number on it that you can post

you can replace 3 batteries but you will be throwing the money away. what is going to happen is the 3 ok batteries are going to take longer to charge then the 3 news ones. so then the new one sit and boil away waiting for the others to catch up . in a short amount of time the new ones will be worn down to the other ones. that's why you try to replace in sets. the batteries have a date stamp on them you can try some golf cart shops to see if they have any used batteries around the same age and replace them with those if don't want to buy a 6 pack
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Serial Number is A9932-789298. Going to upload pictures now. havent been able to find a date stamp on battery.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #17
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Default Re: Cart moving 1/2 speed. Battery issue?

I think what Sergio was asking could be answered another way - after a full (overnite) charge, when you drive it in reverse - does it goes twice as fast backwards as it does in forward? That should tell you if you have a (easy to fix) wiring issue - or whether the 3 low volt batteries are just an unlucky co-incidence. Also - the used-but-still-good battery idea is a pretty good one. Even if they are newer than yours but still used, its a better idea financially.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 05:08 PM   #18
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Fully charged, it moves same speed forward and backwards. I have another cart with 6 good 6v batteries. I am going to try putting 3 of those to replace the 3 batteries reading only 3.8 volts and see what happens?

ive hard carts with completely dead batteries, that if you fully charge them up, the cart will run for only about a minute, then all 6 batteries will read very low. its just weird that 3 of these batteries are remaining at 5.9 V, why only 3 other ones are going to 3.8v after a short 5 minutes ride
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This is a good quality wire diagram for your 1999 36v Resistor Coils Club Car DS

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/attac...36v_wiring.jpg

Make sure the 6ga Red and Green cables from the positive posts of Battery #1 and #4 go to the correct place in the FNR (Forward and Reverse lever).

It is hard to tell from the photo, but the blackened cable jacket near the end of the cables is usually a sign of overheating.

Which 3 batteries are getting low, the 3 under the Driver's side?
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Unread 04-09-2015, 05:25 PM   #20
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How would you Number the batteries #1-#6 in my first picture? The 3 bad batteries are every other battery. 1 on each side and 1 in the middle.
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