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Unread 09-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default 95 CC not running right after lift

I lifted it a week ago and it hasnt really worked since. First I find that the wire that goes from the battery to the solenoid was only a 12 ga wire and its supposed to be a 6ga wire. Fixed that. It was bucking Saturday and calmed down after awhile. Yesterday morning it wouldnt move. Then I lifted it in the rear and the wheels turned after awhile. The brakes arent tight. The resistor on the solenoid is very hot too. It seems like it wanted to move, but didnt. Where should I start? Is it the solenoid? I know I need to change to a 400 amp controller and 4ga cables, but it should still run.

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Unread 09-28-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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I am not sure one of the battery cables was a 12g wire? Can you post a picture of this wire at the solenoid and tell us where does it go from the solenoid?
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It was the wire that goes from the positive on battery no. 1 to the solenoid. It was replaced with 12 ga wire at some point. I replaced it with new no. 6 now.
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No. 6 is a Minimum! Are you using Golf Cart or welding cable or are you using automotive battery cables? Big difference in the strand counts.......
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I got it at a hardware store, it looked like a buch of 30 ga bundles. It was only temporary til my new cable kit comes in. It was working for 3 days though after I changed the wire. Now its majorly screwing up. With my tiny bit of knowledge it seems like my cables and controller is doing it. What do you think?
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Check the batteries with a voltmeter and post the readings here? We get kinda lost here too. Like when we hear that battery cables are replaced with 12g wire ??? We don't know what kind of trouble that may have caused ???
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Excessive heat is usually an indication of high resistance in the circuit. This can be caused by a bad cable (or the incorrect rating for the application), or a corroded connection.

Check ALL of your battery lugs, cable lugs, motor connections, etc. Make sure that every connection is clean and shiny. Use something like a wire brush or sandpaper to clean the lugs and connectors.

Also, look at the entire wiring circuit, and make sure that everything is wired correctly. It's easy to get the circuit wired incorrectly during an upgrade.
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My neighbor checked the batteries for me and they were good, I forget the numbers. All of this started after the lift, and with it still running I just supposed that it was a power problem, but I dont know if I should just get the controller and cables and try it first. Would not enough controller and too small of cables make the resistor on the solenoid hot?
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My neighbor checked the batteries for me and they were good, I forget the numbers. All of this started after the lift, and with it still running I just supposed that it was a power problem, but I dont know if I should just get the controller and cables and try it first. Would not enough controller and too small of cables make the resistor on the solenoid hot?
Are you sure that your neighbor knows what acceptable battery voltages are? There is a 'sticky' in this forum for individual battery voltages as well as the pack voltage. YOU should verify this!

A digital voltmeter is very inexpensive and easy to use. Post the individual battery voltages and pack voltage. Check your cable connections. Make sure that you have the correct cables for the application. Yes, too small of a cable will cause resistance and heat!
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