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Unread 05-28-2015, 09:00 AM   #31
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Are the volt.and battery meters pretty accurate and if inleave them hooked up while the cart is on will it kill the batteries? Gonna be a couple days before i make it back up to test the wires.
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Unread 05-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #32
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The LED meters draw an almost immeasurable amount of power to run. Our original test meter is still on, hard wired to the same pack for 4 years - It samples the battery pack voltage 3 times a second and is accurate to within .05 volts. It has sat outside in the rain and sun all this time. The meter we sell is industrial duty - both water and vibration proof.
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Unread 05-30-2015, 12:17 PM   #33
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Thanks scotty, ill check it out.

When i say reverse is weak, i mean whei put 4 cyndier blocks on it it dont go in reverse does this sound normal? Have yet to make it up to touch the wires and what not.
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Unread 06-07-2015, 11:57 PM   #34
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Ok so i know it has been a while ive been a bit busy. I got it up the hill and the only thing hot are the wires that are.coiled up. Should them be hot?
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Unread 06-08-2015, 07:51 AM   #35
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Those "coiled up wires" are the resistors that enable you to run at less than Wide Open. When you press down on the accelerator pedal, those are shorted out in turn, until full battery voltage is going to the motor.

If you take off at the bottom of the hill, after sitting for a couple of minutes, press the pedal to the floor, top the hill and stop, the resistor coils should be nearly cold. When you're going Wide Open, the resistors aren't in the circuit. If they're getting hot, they're not getting shorted.

I've forgotten the type of setup you have: if you have multiple solenoids, those are connected to micro switches on the pedal assembly. The solenoids do the shorting, and it's not uncommon for them to go bad, a bit of troubleshooting should reveal which one(s) need replacement. That's assuming that the micro switches are working, of course.

The other common type of control is a big ol' wiper connected to the pedal; the wiper shorts out the resistor coils.
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Unread 06-08-2015, 10:35 PM   #36
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There are a series of 5 solenoids i do believe. Is one of these what you are saying is going bad? Is there a way to pm someone, seen you are from se michigan, this cart is in hillsdale do you fix carts?
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Unread 06-09-2015, 08:20 AM   #37
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At worst, you can check the solenoids this way:

Jack up the rear end and make it secure. SECURE, you don't want it falling off the blocks.

Put your volt meter across the 2 large terminals of each solenoid in turn, then press down on the accelerator pedal. Initially, there should be voltage across the solenoid, and as it is energized in turn, the voltage should go to zero. Once you've verified that one is working, go to the next and repeat. IIRC, the one on the LH side of the cart (closest to the driver's side) is the main solenoid, then they continue from that one across to the RH side in turn.

If you put your meter on the small terminals, voltage should be applied in turn as the pedal is depressed, it will be a full 36 volts.

Go to this thread: Electric Club Car wiring diagrams and scroll down to the diagram that matches yours (probably the CC 1981 -> 1985) to assist in your efforts.
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Unread 06-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #38
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Thanks. Am i testing each one individually or from selinoid to selinoid? Whats should i see that isnt right, no voltage at all? It was the resistor that was closest to the driver side that was getting hot after the hill climb does that mean chances are it will be a selonoid on that side? One last question....for now at least....can u get these selinoids at a marina or auto parts store. I know they look similar to what you would see on the fender of a ford.
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Unread 06-16-2015, 07:48 AM   #39
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You are testing each solenoid individually; you should see zero volts across the big terminals when it's energized, and 36 volts across the little terminals.

I once bought a 36 volt solenoid at my local NAPA store, they had it 'in stock'.

Don't let the motor run wide open for any length of time, you could damage it!
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Ok so...i had to adjust the linkage on the peddle so all the switches were clicking after i did that it seemed to help a lot but noticed after the first click it would move until i got to the second click then i took off.it got me up the hill a lot better. At this time i re did the wiring for reverse so it would go full speed. After a round around the campground and on my way back to my site the cart just died. I could hear the selinoids as well as the little switches but that is it. So i then tested the batteries to see if it was dead, batteries were at 34.9 for the pack and 6.2 as individual. Through it on the charger and the pack is up to 41 and the other is at 7.0 all across the board. Still nothing. What should i do now.
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