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Unread 01-26-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Club car intermittent power loss.

I have a 1995 series club car ds 48v

It has been fitted with alltrax axe controller 4855. Heavy duty solenoid and hd fnr lever.

Cart moves fast with plenty of torque when running. When it first came to me it would only stop working after you would let off the pedal it just wouldn’t go again, it never cut out while driving. It would only happen once maybe every 15 pedal pushes.

I inspected all wiring and connections. Battery voltage was upto 59v fully charged and are 2016 Trojan t 875s.

Low amp side seemed to be working as it should however the owner used for hunting and hadn’t replaced anything in over 15 years he claims. So he asked me to replace solenoid as he feels it was the issue I told him I thought was fine but agreed.

Before doing so I took vglide apart and cleaned it, boy was it full of dirt and replaced micro switch while I had apart. Once I put back together Cart worked all day with zero issues. Came back in the next morning to move it and nothing. I decided to replace solenoid and Cart was running again. Next day it started kicking in and out if working every other pedal press. Now it isn’t working at all.

Every time I press pedal you can hear micro switch and solenoid activate Plus both are now new. When testing voltage solenoid seems to be activating properly and carrying the voltage to the motor terminals.

Where should I start testing for the issue next?

Vglide assembly, controller, motor


And how should I conduct these test?


TIA

My gut is telling me vglide or fnr switch.
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Unread 01-27-2018, 05:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Club car intermittent power loss.

Go to this site and get what you need to communicate with the controller.
http://www.alltraxinc.com/Products_ControllerPro.html
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Unread 01-28-2018, 11:55 AM   #3
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Go to this site and get what you need to communicate with the controller.
http://www.alltraxinc.com/Products_ControllerPro.html
I have what’s needed. What am I checking for?
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Unread 01-28-2018, 06:41 PM   #4
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Uodate its a 1999 club car ds not 95. I just saw the typo.
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Unread 02-12-2018, 08:03 PM   #5
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bad motor.
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Unread 02-12-2018, 08:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Club car intermittent power loss.

[QUOTE=Jkirby891;1475435]bad motor.[/QUOTE

I think you are correct in suspecting a bad motor. Mine '99 did the same after I replaced everything except the motor.

When I tore it down, one of the brushes had burned through the brush holder. It would run sometimes then cutout completely.

New Admiral A2 motor took care of it.
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bad motor.[/QUOTE

I think you are correct in suspecting a bad motor. Mine '99 did the same after I replaced everything except the motor.

When I tore it down, one of the brushes had burned through the brush holder. It would run sometimes then cutout completely.

New Admiral A2 motor took care of it.
Thanks I will look into it. I’m def leaning towards plum quick or emp for this motor swap. I confirmed bad motor by following testing procedure after Cart finally went down and stayed down, just wanted to post here for other members reference.


What did that admiral motor run you?
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Will admiral work without lift?
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Thanks I will look into it. Iím def leaning towards plum quick or emp for this motor swap. I confirmed bad motor by following testing procedure after Cart finally went down and stayed down, just wanted to post here for other members reference.


What did that admiral motor run you?
Check with Scottyb or David Hicks, site sponsors. You may need a series motor which is different from mine. There are several good motors out there.

Scotty recommended the Admiral for my setup and I'm well pleased with it. I think it was around $420.00 but I bought so much stuff from him, I really don't recall the exact amount.
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Will admiral work without lift?
Absolutely! Direct bolt in replacement.
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