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Unread 07-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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I made a post about this golf cart a while back, To me it looks like it was a 36 volt resistor cart that someone put 6 8 volt batteries in it. Well the guy towed it to my house. After getting it charged up you can move the shift lever in either forward or reverse and the cart wants to move.
Would I be correct in thinking that when the person put the 8 volt batteries in they didn't change the solenoid to 48 volt and now the solenoid may be melted where its on all the time?
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Unread 07-03-2018, 10:01 AM   #2
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Those 36v resistor carts can normally take 48v without too much difficulty.

As that's a resistor cart you should be able to test that solenoid pretty easily. With a voltmeter, ground the black lead. When the accelerator is depressed you should see 48v on both of the large terminals on the solenoid. If you are only seeing 48v on only one of the large terminals then your solenoid is indeed bad. If you have 48v on both then it is fine. By saying that your cart wants to move (vs. doing nothing at all) kinda tells me that the solenoid is closing in some fashion.

When was the last time that motor was serviced? Could be that the brushes are too worn to get the motor spinning.
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I'd be careful with a resistor cart on 48v...
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Whatever test you perform, such as stated above, make sure you have the rear wheels jacked up off the ground.
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Unread 07-05-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys,
I wound up replacing 3 battery cables, Then I was able to get the battery pack up to just a hair of 100%.
Then using my meter I tested
The key switch, both micro switches, Then I checked the V-glide to make sure the wiper arm was at rest when the pedal was not pushed.
Then I went to test the solenoid, As soon as I started taking off the wires the solenoid fell apart. All the lugs were broken and it just fell apart.
I had a big 48 volt solenoid sitting in my shed for about 2 years. I made a bracket and put it in. Now the cart is back to normal.

Another thanks to all the BGW guys that gives me the information to do what I do to help people.
When the people ask what do I owe you. I say maybe a cup of coffee. Or buy a stranger a cup of coffee and a pastry of some kind.

As I have said before not a day goes by that I don't think of the family that donated my new liver to keep me alive.
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