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Unread 06-15-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default 2001 Club Car DS Problem going uphill

I have a 2001 DS that last year slowed quite a bit going uphill (We live in a relatively flat area). This year I initially thought the tires were slipping on the grass, but when I go up an incline such as my driveway I get the same sensation. The problem seems to be getting worse. Driving through some soggy /wet ground today it about stalled.

Where do I begin? Is there a step-by-step troubleshooting guide somewhere?
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Unread 06-15-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2001 Club Car DS Problem going uphill

Progressively slowing down over time is an almost sure sign of batteries on their last legs. Using a digital voltmeter, take a reading on your total pack voltage after it has been charged, and then left sitting unplugged for about 8 hours - and advise what voltage you are seeing.
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Unread 06-15-2016, 10:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2001 Club Car DS Problem going uphill

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Also, a load test would be good to perform. Connect your DVM to the entire pack, and while attempting to drive up a hill, see how low the voltage drops.
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Unread 06-16-2016, 10:55 AM   #4
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Okay, I've been charging for over 16 hours and, according to the manual (just downloaded), the charger should turn off automatically. It is at 4 amps.

... Now, I'm feeling rather embarrassed. I got more and more curious, so I just checked the age of the batteries. I was thinking they were 4 yrs old or so, but they were purchased in 2008 (my Dad owned it back then).

So I'm thinking I am in need of batteries, unless there are any tricks to squeeze another summer out of these.
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Unread 06-16-2016, 11:06 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2001 Club Car DS Problem going uphill

8 yr old batteries! I think you already squeezed a couple of extra summers out of them Of course you could charge and ride charge and ride. I don't know how far you will get or where it will end. My Aunt once got 9 yrs from a set of batteries on a low use cart.
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Unread 06-16-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2001 Club Car DS Problem going uphill

Yep, we live in a flat area, so I guess I get away with more than usual.

Good places to buy batteries?
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