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Unread 10-23-2017, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default 97 DS won't move in forward or reverse.

Hello I have a 97 Club Car DS 48 volts. The cart won't move in Forward or reverse when I press the accelerator. It will budge once and that's it. The batteries are fully charged. I checked all of the battery connections and all are good. Where do I look to next for a problem.thanks
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Unread 10-23-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: 97 DS won't move in forward or reverse.

Sounds like controller to me.
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Unread 10-23-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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That's what I was thinking. I pulled it in the garage one day, And the next day went to ride and this happen. How do I test it.
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Unread 10-23-2017, 07:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: 97 DS won't move in forward or reverse.

It could also be as simple as a non-working solenoid and the cart "jumps" due to the Controller filter capacitors being charged.

Is this a Series cart (big lever FNR)?

Is the Solenoid clicking?

If it clicks, what is the voltage on the pre-charge resistor when the solenoid clicks?
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Unread 10-23-2017, 09:20 PM   #5
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Yes its series, and it does click when I press the accelerator pedal. I'm not familiar with a pre charge resistor
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Unread 10-24-2017, 07:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: 97 DS won't move in forward or reverse.

Pre charge resistor goes between the large post on the solenoid. It lets a little current flow around the solenoid to keep the capacitors in the controller full so that when the solenoid closes there wouldn't be a large current draw, reducing the chance for arcing on the solenoid contacts. I think Sergio is right. I'd check the solenoid before spending money on a controller.

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Unread 10-24-2017, 10:38 PM   #7
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Found the problem guys. Took a piece of wire and bypassed the resistor, hit the gas and off she went. Thanks for the help fellas.
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Unread 10-25-2017, 05:54 AM   #8
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The resistor wouldn't cause it not to run. What you did was bypassed the solenoid with the wire. You need a solenoid.

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Unread 10-25-2017, 06:03 AM   #9
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The resistor wouldn't cause it not to run. What you did was bypassed the solenoid with the wire. You need a solenoid.

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If You had measured the voltage across the pre-charge resistor (between solenoid big posts), You would have noticed the voltage go up close to pack voltage when the solenoid clicked, but it should have been 0v if the Solenoid was working.
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Unread 10-25-2017, 06:22 AM   #10
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Default Re: 97 DS won't move in forward or reverse.

I'll agree with Sergio all the way. Solenoid. Had one last week with exactly the same symptoms: one short blip when you first push the pedal but no actual movement forward or reverse. What seems to be happening was the precharge would give what little it had, which would give the slight "blip", but since the solenoid never closed the circuit there wasn't any current to actually run on.
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